Mother Death Poems - Page 2

  1. 21. Last Fight

    • By Lorna Ferguson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011

    I lost my mum over 3 months ago. She went into hospital with a pain. Doctors still don't know what killed her. We refused a post mortem as it wouldn't bring her back. My mum ended up in intensive care following being put on life support, sedation and a paralysis drug. She went into chronic respiratory disorder then multi organ failure. I never got to say goodbye or tell her how much I loved her.

    Deceased Mother Poem

    A face that is always on my mind,
    A smile I have seen a million times.
    Two eyes that would light up the sky at night,
    One last battle you could not fight.
    The day was long, then night, then morn.
    I knew that soon you would be gone.
    I clasped your hand so warm in mine.
    Soon we would be out of time.
    To stay with us you fought so hard.
    A million pieces went my heart.
    Now a photo I look at to see your smile,
    I keep your number on my speed dial,
    A video I watch to hear your voice,
    This I do.... I have no choice.
    But great memories I will always keep with me.
    Your love in my heart for eternity.
    I never got to say goodbye.
    To understand why, I can but try,
    Waiting in heaven from this moment on,
    'Till God asks you to bring me home...

    I love you, Mum xxx

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  2. 22. Memories Of Mom

    • By Melissa M. Robinson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    The memories of a loved one linger in our minds long after they have passed.

    Though it's been years now
    since you were taken away,
    the memories are still strong,
    and I wish you were here today.
    I can't see nor touch you,
    so I know you're not here,
    but I've still got the past,
    and in my heart you're still near.
    I used to wake up at night
    screaming aloud and calling your name.
    I must have needed someone
    'cause of all my hurt and fear.
    If I could see you one last time,
    you know what I would do?
    Release all my emotions
    and say, "Mom, I LOVE YOU!"

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  3. 23. Memory

    • By Alexa
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017

    This is about my best friend whom I lost when I was 20, my mom!

    I go to sleep thinking of you.
    When appearing is a dream come true.

    The memory allows me to know you're still here,
    Only wishing you were closer and even near.

    Waking up knowing I'm without you
    Only has me asking for some kind of clue.

    I need comfort from the world to understand.
    I hope you're dancing through the land.

    Questioning my mind is a constant thing,
    Wondering what the answers will bring.

    I think of you all day long.
    I just wish I could be as strong.

    Mom, you're my life; please follow me through.
    All I need is the memory of you!

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  4. 24. For Mum

    • By Hazel J. Lock
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 25, 2021

    I lost my mother to Alzheimer's disease after 15 years of living and coping with the disease. The road was a long, hard one, with anxiety, heartaches, and sadness. Her death was heartbreaking but a relief in a way for her and for us. She had no idea who we were and lost all her memories. I wrote the poem for her funeral as it depicted exactly how I felt.

    Losing A Mother To Alzheimer's Disease

    Your time has come to leave us, Mum.
    Dad called you back to him.
    The ballroom floor is ready
    For your dancing to begin.

    Although you left some time ago,
    As your memory slipped away,
    I hope you were remembering
    When you danced the nights away.

    You did so much throughout your life
    But so much you couldn't recall.
    I knew it was in there somewhere,
    but it was hard to find it all.

    You remembered lovely flowers
    And the songs you used to sing,
    Dancing to the operas,
    And the joy they used to bring.

    But it was hard for you to remember
    Just who I was to you,
    And you didn't know my name, Mum;
    That was hard to recall too.

    Once the fog has lifted,
    And it's clearer for you to see,
    I hope you will remember
    Just how much you meant to me.

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  5. 25. Our Hearts Will Always Touch

    I wrote this after I lost my Mum to Cancer. We only found out 7 weeks before she passed away from the disease. I was alone with mum when she passed away. I feel honored that she felt comfortable and safe to go peacefully in my arms however the vision of her last breath will play on my mind forever. I miss my mum so very much....SO VERY MUCH. She was my world (just like she always used to say to me). I pray she is happy and safe and I pray even harder that we meet again. I have to see my beautiful mum again. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MUMSY..Always and Forever...your Narny...xx

    When I lay there beside you,
    Could you feel me there?
    My arms were wrapped around you,
    And I was stroking your hair.

    I was talking about all the good times,
    For me they were every single day.
    I wanted you to feel love and comfort,
    And happy in some way.

    I watched your every breath,
    And prayed that each one wasn't your last.
    The time we got to share together,
    Went by too quick...Too fast.

    I wanted you to wake up,
    Please Mum...Open your eyes.
    Tell me this is a nightmare,
    And not our goodbyes.

    As your last breath grew closer,
    We lay there peacefully together.
    My heart continually breaking,
    Because I wanted you forever.

    Then there it was,
    Your final breath of air.
    I didn't want to believe it,
    This is so cruel and not fair.

    I held your beautiful face,
    And prayed you'd breath again.
    I wasn't ready for you to go,
    I couldn't admit that this was the end.

    But then I realized that you were now in peace,
    And not suffering anymore.
    You were beginning the life of an Angel,
    And your body would no longer be sore.

    I held you close and squeezed you tight,
    And tried to say goodbye.
    I've lost my Mum and my number one best friend,
    All my heart could do is cry.

    I slowly got up,
    I wanted so much to stay.
    I leaned over and gave you one more kiss,
    It was so hard to walk away.

    Mum, you are my entire world,
    And I miss you so very much.
    I wish I could feel your lovable cuddle,
    And your soft and gentle touch.

    But for now I have to wait,
    Until we meet again.
    You will always be in my heart and thoughts,
    My dear Mum and best friend.

    Always and Forever,
    Our hearts will always touch.
    Always and Forever,
    Your baby girl loves you so much.

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  6. 26. I'm Here

    I'm 17 years old, and my mom passed away last year on Mother's Day. I wrote a poem about her that I read to my 3-year-old little sister. I just want her to know how amazing her mom was.

    Poem About Mom Being A Guardian Angel

    Sleep now, my angel, and rest your eyes.
    Mommy must say her last goodbyes.
    Please don't be sad, and please don't cry.
    Mommy will give you the wings to fly.

    If you don't want to say goodbye,
    Mommy will watch you and stand by your side.
    Life is not fair, but please understand
    Mommy's not far, I'm holding your hand.

    I'll kiss you goodnight, chase monsters away,
    Warm up your heart on a cold winter day,
    Be the sun on your skin, the wind in your hair.
    I'm never too far, I'm standing right there.

    My time spent with you will long be a treasure
    Of infinite leagues no ruler could measure.
    Mommy must go, it's time to fly.
    Take a deep breath and let out a sigh.

    Live out your life and bid me farewell.
    Find in your heart the strength to excel.
    Your future is bright, you'll go far, my dear.
    Don't get too sad, don't worry.
    I'm here.

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  7. 27. Missing Mum

    Adjusting to life without Mum, trying to accept the unacceptable.

    My Feelings After The Loss Of My Mother

    With every beginning there has to be an end.
    It's simple, so why can't I fathom it, comprehend?
    No words can describe how much you are missed.
    They are not in the dictionary; they simply don't exist.
    Every day without you is as difficult as the last.
    In my head I am shouting, "Move on, stop living in the past."
    The constant ticking of the clock as time moves by,
    We don't stand still in time, you and I.
    Even with that knowledge, I still stumble through,
    Knowing this would happen, without any doubt I knew.
    I struggle with the concept you are no longer here.
    After witnessing your final days, death holds a certain fear.
    I know you will be happy; it's what you wanted most,
    To free yourself from a failing body, setting free its shackled host.

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  8. 28. A Mother's Blessing

    This poem was written about how a mother would feel if she should ever leave this earth, leaving her children but yet sending them her blessing from heaven above.

    Mother Asking Children To Enjoy Life After Her Passing

    If and when that tomorrow may come and I am gone,
    You have my blessing to cherish life and carry on.

    If you must cry for me, cry only for a little while,
    For you have my blessing to move on with a smile.
    If and when you encounter them saddened tears,
    You have my blessing to wipe them clean, my dear.

    If your grieving heart starts to go through distress for me,
    You have my blessing to cry for the moment then set me free.
    If you listen with your heart, from your heart I will never die.
    You have my blessing to accomplish your goals that are treasured inside.

    When your life begins to flourish to its fullest while I'm gone,
    You have my blessing to succeed with what your destiny brings on.
    I will always exist in your heart to share your every triumph with all my love.
    As your life moves on, know that you will always have my blessing sent to you from above.

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  9. 29. Thank You, Mother

    • By Nicole J. Heath
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Thanks, Mother, for doing so well with what mothers can do.

    Thank you, Mother, for all that you have done.
    You took great care of your daughters and sons.

    You loved us all from the very start
    with your warm, kind, and loving heart.

    Thank you, Mother, for being strong,
    While trying to teach us right from wrong.

    If anytime we had a problem,
    you were there to help us solve them.

    You'd lift us up when we were feeling blue.
    Thank you, Mother, for we could always count on you.

    You were such an awesome mother.
    The love you showed was like no other.

    Thank you, Mother for your dear, sweet love.
    Now you'll watch over us from heaven above.

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  10. 30. I Wasn't Ready To Let You Go

    • By Dollie Wilson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2007

    I wrote this poem in honor of my beautiful mother who died in an auto accident on November 15, 2007. I was driving. Although the accident was not my fault, I feel guilt because I am alive and my beautiful mother died. She was my best friend, and I miss her more than words could ever tell.

    Mother Dies In Car Crash

    I wasn't ready to let you go.
    Even though I'm told that it was your time,
    I can't get that through my mind.
    I wasn't ready to let you go.

    It wasn't meant to be that way.
    Why did we go out that dreadful day?
    It wasn't meant to be that way.

    The scene of the crash plays
    time and time again through my brain,
    as I cry in agony over the pain.

    I reach out and take you by the hand
    and ask, Mom, are you okay?
    You answer I don't think so and slip away.

    No, I scream,
    this cannot be.
    This can not be happening, I cry.
    I beg you to stay.
    This cannot be happening this way.

    A careless driver in a hurry.
    You beat the cancer,
    got through the worst of the chemo,
    looking forward to the future
    without a worry.
    A careless driver in a hurry.

    Suddenly in a flash,
    the sound of metal scraping,
    glass breaking.
    It took a few seconds for your life to end.
    It took a few seconds for a lifetime of pain and sorrow to begin.

    Momma, will the tears ever dry?
    I ask this as I wipe my eyes.
    I'm told in time,
    but I don't think so.
    I wasn't ready to let you go..

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  11. 31. It's The Little Things

    • By Jade L. Woolsey
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 1, 2021

    I lost my mum to Ovarian Cancer at the age of 25 - she was 58 years old. After being in remission for a few years, the cancer returned, and sadly this time, she could not beat it. My poem is about the thoughts that I have now that she's gone, and all about the little things those who still have their mothers around take for granted.

    The Thoughts Of A Motherless Daughter

    I hope that some of you can relate,
    It's those simple memories that you cannot recreate.
    Picking up the phone and saying hello,
    Or giving me the advice that only you would know.

    You'd be the first to tell me if I'd done something wrong,
    then proceed to laugh at me for however long.
    You're the voice I want to hear when I'm feeling sad,
    And the voice of reason when I'm feeling mad.

    'Poppet' and 'Petal' I'll long to hear you say,
    You'll be the face I'll look out for on my wedding day.
    Becoming a woman without you makes me feel scared;
    I'll forever be without the advice you would have shared.

    When you grow up, you need your mum.
    If there's nobody there to ask, it can leave you feeling numb.
    But I'm grateful for those signs you leave that tell me you're still here,
    They'll never pass me by without a smile and a tear.

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  12. 32. They Say Time's A Healer

    • By Dominique Ellen Banham
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2016

    I was 18 when I discovered that my mum had cancer. After 6 short weeks she lost her grueling battle, and my life changed forever. Sometimes the only way I can express my feelings is just putting pen to paper and hoping that if at all possible, she can hear the words I'm saying.

    It's been three years since you have gone.
    Will I ever gain the strength to carry on?

    Life is so cold and lonely.
    Sometimes I just want you to hold me.

    Mummy, I'm scared; life is moving too fast.
    Before I knew it, you were already my past.

    How can I live knowing you are not here
    To share all the times that are passing each year?

    How can I marry and bear children myself
    When all I want is my mum back in good health?

    They say time's a healer, that all's well in the end.
    Well, I'm still waiting for my heart to mend.

    Mum, please don't mistake me, I'm not angry at you.
    I'm just struggling to see this pain and depression through.

    I can't stop time from moving on, although I wish I could.
    I just hope that you can hear me, and know if I could, I would.

    I will take everything you taught me and live life to the full,
    And when I have my own children they will know I was taught well.

    For now, the best thing I can do is to live life through your eyes,
    Making the most of each day and brightening people's lives.

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  13. 33. My Mother

    This poem is about the loss of a loved one (my mother) and dealing with the loss.

    Wishing Mom Could Have Stayed

    I reached out for your hand today,
    only to realize you are so very far away.

    I want to hug you,
    but your time with us is through.

    I want to share time with you and tell you about what's going on in my life.
    Alas, I cannot, you are gone and only having your memory cuts as deeply as a knife.

    How I wish you were still here,
    to hold you so very near.

    Oh, how I wish you hadn't had to go.
    I love you mom, and I miss you so.

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  14. 34. Hindsight

    I didn't realize I loved my mother until she died. She was very abusive to me as a child, and I felt contempt for her most of my life. I never expected to feel such heart-wrenching pain when she died. Shortly before her death she told me she felt empty her whole life. She was a victim herself of child abuse and wasn't mentally well. Now I just pity her wasted life.

    A Mother-Son Bond Revealed

    You've gone and left me all alone -
    All by myself - can't telephone.

    In a world of days gone by,
    A grayish gloom completes the sky.

    Every day my thoughts are fleeting
    As the daylight keeps retreating.

    You loved me more than you could show.
    I loved you too but didn't know.

    I couldn't see through all the years,
    But now my eyes are filled with tears
    That fall from places far away
    When you left me on that day.

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  15. 35. A Poem For Mum

    This poem I wrote was about the loss of my Mum. She now watches over us all from heaven. No longer in pain or suffering, but now at peace in our hearts. Love you forever, Mum!

    Until We Meet Again

    You are now amongst the angels,
    Flying high above the sky
    With your love still watching over us.
    It brings many tears to our eyes.
    Your spirit will still be with us.
    This does not mean the end,
    For we will be here for you
    Until our time will end.
    We will never forget you.
    You meant too much to us.
    We will speak to you in heaven,
    And our days we will discuss.
    Our tears that fall here today
    Will remind us of your life.
    How you shared your love to everyone,
    Sister, Mother, Gran and Wife.
    May the light of our best memories
    Guide you on your way.
    Through heaven you will travel
    Until we all meet someday.

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  16. 36. A Sad Goodbye

    Mum went into a Nursing Home in September last year. She had lived in the family home for six years after my father passed away. For two years we had caregivers assisting mum, eventually needing live in caregivers, then sadly we had to move mum to a nursing home. For six months everything was okay. We visited regularly, conscious our visits were very important to her well-being. Then the home went into lockdown. Her sight and hearing incredibly poor, our only forms of contact were FaceTime and the phone, and it wasn't enough.

    Losing Mother During Lockdown

    What end to life is this?
    Five months without physical contact, without a kiss.
    So many promises unable to fulfil,
    Summer walks in the garden, a Mother's Day meal.
    Promising with every call,
    Things would improve, we'd still do them all.
    There will be a time when we could take her out,
    Half believing, half shadows of doubt.
    The decline was unmistakable,
    Like watching in slow motion someone fall.
    Her withdrawal was evident to see,
    Frustrated by her growing dependency.
    She tried so hard to hold together,
    But this storm intolerable to weather.
    "We're all in the same boat,"
    One of Mum's favourite quotes.
    Yet her boat was sinking fast,
    Fear, unsustainable, a knowledge this couldn't last.
    Granted a tiny fraction of her final days,
    To hold her hand, to fight back tears and pray.
    This ending will be so hard to overcome,
    The circumstances in which we lost our mum.

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  17. 37. The Light

    • By Andrena Bain
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2020

    This is a poem about the strength and presence of my mother and how she will live on with us forever. She was so brave and taken too soon and too quickly.

    A Strong And Courageous Woman

    She had strength beyond strength
    And faith beyond faith.
    She had nothing, yet would give you everything.

    She had courage and strength
    And determination and grit.
    She was brave and beautiful.

    Now there is no pain.
    Now there is no fear.
    Now there is only comfort, peace, forgiveness and joy.

    She is free, she is happy again
    And home where she belongs.

    She lives on; she is in us,
    and she is with us, always.

    She is the light
    that will never go out.

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  18. 38. Relinquished

    Possible Mass Card, Epitaph, Song. I'm a novice poetess, and I have lost pieces of my heart. A huge piece upon the passing of my Mom. Sometimes this helps!

    Her Soul Lives On

    Her light is not extinguished
    Only her body is relinquished
    The sparkle she exhibited
    Will never be inhibited

    Every piece of stardust twinkle
    Every work of Love generously sprinkled
    Shines as bright as a Glorious Nova
    Only her earthly life is over

    As the heavens accept her energy
    Know you are wrapped in her loving,
    Living synergy

    Occasionally, on this gravity filled earth
    We're unsure of our celestial worth
    There's a reason for our humble birth
    And a season to our earthly hearth

    Remember her with laughter
    As she's accepted into the ever-after
    Her light is not extinguished
    Only her body is relinquished

    Through the grace of God
    She's lifted with a nod
    Feel her smiling spirit brightly lit
    Her melody has amplified
    "Do you hear it?"

    She is home, her eternal Glorious Gift
    In God's brilliant star light, she doth drift
    Her light is not extinguished
    Only her body is relinquished
    Oh no, her light is not extinguished
    Only a tired vessel is relinquished

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  19. 39. Dear Mom I Miss You

    • By Jenifer Felice
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011

    I sat with my mom in the last days of her life. I told her every thing would be ok. She went through the stages of death very slowly. She was 52 years old-I miss her.

    The day you died I kissed your face four times.
    After you died I held you close to me.
    I knew it would be the last time I held you for the rest of my life.
    You were so sick, in so much pain;
    That is no life.
    I know you were afraid to die.
    I hope you have found comfort.
    Do you remember how I held your hand and lay my head on your shoulder?
    Even at that moment I couldn't imagine life without you.
    People talk about broken hearts in songs or movies.
    Until that moment, I had never known a true broken heart.
    Over and over I thought, "How can I live without you?"
    I watched you live, I watch you die.
    Every day I look up at the sky.
    I know you're waiting for me.
    I miss you!

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  20. 40. My Mother, The Angel

    • By Julie A. Szymanski
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 4, 2021

    When my mom died, I came home, sat down, and wrote this poem in five minutes. I felt it was written by someone else as I don't usually write poems. It was read by her friend at the cemetery during the funeral. My dad still has it framed and on his wall. I am proud of my mother.

    My Mom's Passing

    A woman of wisdom, of courage and strength,
    Fighting a great battle for a 30-year length.
    She lost her great battle, not because she was weak,
    but she loved God and He humbles the meek.
    She lived quite a life through teaching and travels,
    Had the patience of saints and never unraveled.
    Her bright, shining eyes were like flowers in bloom,
    her beautiful smile just lit up the room.
    Her family was golden to her, it was known.
    Her prince charming, my dad, she held high on a throne.
    We shall think of her fondly and in our hearts know
    in heaven she flies and continues to grow.
    She's in heaven with Jesus, now singing His praise,
    Warning us of life during these end time days.
    She's an angel now flying with beautiful wings.
    In heaven she dwells, with Jesus she sings.
    She will watch over us with her caring blue eyes,
    clearing the way for us making blue skies.
    She's an angel, for sure, as she was here to me til the end,
    Forever in our hearts mother, wife, sister, friend.

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