Dying Poems

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. Dearest Mother, I Will Always Love You

    Mother Suffering From Dementia

    When dementia creeps in through the back door,
    Loving is needed, like never before...

    An expressionless face, an empty heart,

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  3. 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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    In my mom's final hours, I found this poem. I read it to her then, and I read it at her funeral. Words really couldn't express my pain. She put me through a lot. There were a lot of good...

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  4. I Let You Go

    • By Jane E. White
    • Published: August 2019
    Letting Go Of A Loved One

    I send you to the restless sun
    Awaiting your sweet shine,
    And in between this world and next
    I'll hold your hand in mine.

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    I absolutely loved this! Short but sweet, this poem has so much meaning and beauty behind it. I am just so touched by this poem, and I can only imagine how much meaning it must have for you...

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  6. 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 touched my heart in so many ways! I'm writing this through tears. On June 23, 2019, I lost my dad to cancer. I had just gotten to meet him. That sounds odd, I know, but I didn't get...

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  7. It's Okay 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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    Arianna, thank you for sharing your story with me. Stories like yours are why I decided to publish this poem. I am not a highly "religious" person, although I have my own personal...

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  8. Mommy Don't Go

    • By Lauren M. Duncan
    • Published: February 2006
    Watching Beloved Mother Dying

    Fields of love,
    rain drops of joy.
    You hear friends saying,
    you're mommy's little boy.

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    I hope your mom pulls through and has many years left to share the things that moms and children do together. I went through something similar, but unfortunately my mom didn't have the...

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  10. 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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  11. I'll Be There

    Saying Goodbye To The Love Of Your Life

    As the old man lay there, smiling
    at that small and wrinkled face,
    he knew his life was over
    and it was time to leave this place.

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    It's a poem that expresses the depth of human feelings, especially at the verge of separation. It also shares an experience common to all living beings. These reasons make me love this poem.

  12. 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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    Left at a young at young age I know. You know life takes the best people in the world and those we love the most but, know that her soul is happy and free where she is. She still walks and is...

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  13. 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 was so touching. It has me teary eyed. I literally felt the intensity and sorrow within her heart during her last moments of life. I feel completely speechless.

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