Dying Poems

Poems About Dying

When a family member is dying, the whole family is plunged into despair. It is heartbreaking to see a once active relative lying in a hospital bed hooked up to machines. It is hard to imagine that this is the same individual who was previously so active and full of life. It may feel strange and uncomfortable to spend time with a loved one when they are dying. Most of us feel uncomfortable in the hospital filled with the smells of sickness and death. However, there may be an opportunity to share a moment that you treasure for the rest of your life.

Poems for Coping With a Loved One Dying

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  1. A Prayer For Mama

    My dear sweet heavenly father I come to you today,
    with faith and hope I ask, send an angel Mama's way.
    I know her time is near and soon you'll take her home,
    to stroll across the streets of gold where other angels roam....

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    I found this beautiful prayer so comforting, and I used to say it silently to myself in my mother's final days. My niece said it as a reflection at my mother's funeral mass last Friday, March...

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  3. A Final Goodbye

    Facing Your Own Death

    Do not weep for me, for I will soon be gone.
    My body may die, but my soul will live on.
    Perhaps up to heaven, maybe eternity,
    or be reborn as another, when I am set free.

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    In 3 days it will be the one year anniversary of the death of your friend. You are not alone in your memories. In time, your special memories will bring greater joy than pain. But it takes...

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  4. God Can You Hear Me?

    Poem About Father's Fight with Cancer

    My eyes fill with tears,
    And I could hardly see.
    This cancer is stealing my father,
    Slowly away from me....

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    This poem is so beautiful and so heartfelt. I just lost my father to Alzheimer's. I too was daddy's little girl. And my daddy was my world. I'm so heartbroken, and it's not likely to ever...

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  6. It's Ok To Go

    • By Lori Daoust
    • Published: April 2012

    You were sick and tired and we all knew,
    that God would soon come to take you.
    You fought so hard, so very long,
    but through the pain, you stayed strong....

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    My wife is currently dying from complications due to kidney failure. I'm struggling with letting her go. She's tired and scared, and I want her to know it's okay to go. Am I selfish to want...

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  7. To Mommy - My Final Goodbye

    • By Katie L. Ruggiero
    • Published: February 2006

    Sometimes I wish I could rewind my life,
    To think about all my actions one more time,
    And to think about all the people I hurt.
    I knew all the pain would one day come back to haunt me,...

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    This poem is amazing. It touched my heart in so many ways. It reminds me of my mother and sister.. I miss them very dearly, and we never got to say goodbye.. But we still remember her because...

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  8. Mother's Illness

    • By Sherry L. DeBarge
    • Published: February 2006
    A Dying Mother's Message To Family

    So many thoughts I would like to say
    As I lie in silence another day
    People come, people go
    I am alone with my thoughts you know

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    Thank you for sharing this. This in someway gave me an insight of what my mum went through when she was in the last stages of dying. there were many things I didn't understand in my mother's...

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  10. The Strength Of One Woman

    • By Glorimar Fontanez
    • Published: February 2006

    She played a different role in all our
    lives, a mother, a sister, and a
    grandmother, no matter what the love
    we have for her is one, ask anyone...

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    My older sister has always been there for me! When I needed to talk, she always had the answer. And said I Love You no matter what! No one has the answer to cancer, Why do you have to leave...

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  11. Death

    • By Wallii M
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About Death And How Indiscrimately It Chooses Its Next Soul

    Death...I know you're always with us,
    Wandering discretely in the background.
    Watching...waiting...biding your time,
    Ignored, for you make no sound.

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    I like your poem :) I am always afraid of dying. And every time I am reminded of death it send shivers down my spine and I always cry. But now I realize that we should not be afraid of death....

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  12. Fading Away

    • By Ruth M. Regan
    • Published: May 7, 2018
    Poem About Caring For A Dying Loved One

    Fading away, vibrant color to hue.
    Fading away, disappearing from view.
    Heartbreaking symptoms, watched by heartbroken eyes
    A face filled with sorrow, a chest full of sighs.

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  13. To My Daughter

    • By Debra Denslow
    • Published: January 2011
    Poem To Daughter From A Dying Father

    I just wanted
    you to know
    how much I wanted to be there to watch
    you grow....

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    I'm sorry for your loss, but I know how you feel. It was nice of you to tell the story but also sad to read it.

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