Son Death Poem

The Time That Has Passed Since My Son's Death

I wrote this poem 8 months after my son's death. His story accompanies a poem I wrote that is as already on this web site called "Picture Of You." That poem along with this relays the feelings that only a grieving mother would understand. I hope you agree.

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Thank you for this poem. There's so much of it that really resonates with me. It's 3 years ago tomorrow (29th Nov) since my boy died. He was only 19. Sometimes the pain of losing him is so...

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Passing Time

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Published: November 26, 2019

I close the door on yet another day.
It's been over eight years now since you went away.
It now seems like forever since I last saw your face.
Time ticks on at a startlingly pace.

If only I could turn back the hands of time
And bring you back home to when you once were mine,
To hold you close and out of harm's way.
Whatever happened on that fateful day?

If I had only been with you,
If I had only been there,
Just maybe your future
Could have turned out to be fair.

My mind goes over all that has been.
Why did this happen? Why could I have not seen.
For as your mother, I should have known
And not just at the end of a telephone.

If you had never have left, if you had stayed with me,
Maybe our lives might have been as others will be.
Some people might say that it's time to move on,
But my life seems so empty now that you're gone.

Where do I go, and what do I do?
For Liam, I really do so much love you
In my heart and my head there is still so much pain,
For a huge empty space in my life now remains.

My prayers that I say every night are for you.
I pray that you're with me in all that I do,
And when my time here has come to an end,
It's you that the angels I hope will then send.
To take me back home and light up my way,
And from then to forever, I'll be with you each day.

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  • L Robinson by L Robinson
  • 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this poem. There's so much of it that really resonates with me. It's 3 years ago tomorrow (29th Nov) since my boy died. He was only 19.
Sometimes the pain of losing him is so overwhelming there's no words to describe it. It's nice to read these poems; it helps to know that others understand what you're going through.
The thought of when my time comes and he's there to greet me fills me with hope and joy and gets me through each day. Thanks again.

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