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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  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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  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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  6. 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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  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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  8. 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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  10. My Grandpa

    • By Sarah R. Gamache
    • Published: February 2006

    My Grandpa Marvin died today.
    Oh how I wish that he could stay.
    Our selfish hearts just want him here,
    but we know he's always near....

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  11. 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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  12. Deepest Love

    • By Noelle S. LeBlanc
    • Published: February 2006

    Ever since the day I saw you,
    when I first opened my eyes.
    I knew that you would love me,
    through all the friends and the guys....

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  13. My Little One

    • By Pali Munasinghe
    • Published: March 2012
    Poem from Dying Grandmother To Grandson

    Doctor said,
    I live only three months.
    My little darling,
    I helped you walk,...

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