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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    It is amazing. I love the story/poem. It really speaks to me and my mom. She died 8 years ago so it speaks to me.

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  3. 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 touched me so much. They could easily be my words written down. My dad doesn't have cancer but another terminal illness called MND. I hope you're doing okay.

  4. 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 father a great man a proud man sadly passed away 3rd march after only being sick for 23 days. I just didn't know how to deal with it but reading the poems has helped me a lot thank you xxx

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  6. 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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    Watching my 17-year-old friend pass killed me. Although you are gone, you haven't left my memory. Although you're still here, I miss you every day. I know you are watching over me, but...

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  7. 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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  8. 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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    Parts of this poem were taken from "Chicken Noodle Soup For Teenagers Soul" although it has been revised in some areas

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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. 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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    This poem spoke to me! My dad died 4 months ago today, I am 16. Even though I've grown up from his little girl he will never get to see me graduate, get married, start a family! All the...

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  12. 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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    This poem speaks to me in ways I cannot explain. All I can say is that I have been through a lot for a teenager, and as my life spirals downwards, I am willing to accept Death with open arms.

  13. Don't Give Up

    • By Alexandria Wall
    • Published: February 2006

    When I looked into your eyes
    I saw you looking straight back at me.

    As we stared into each others eyes it was like some how, some way we were thinking the same thing. ...

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