Sickness Poems

Sickness and pain, suffering is so hard

When a family member has an illness, the entire family can be affected. The way that the illness is dealt with has an affect on the entire family. Some mothers or fathers feel that it is best to discuss the illness as little as possible with their children because they don't want to worry them. This can often have the opposite effect. Because the children know something is going on, but they don't know what, it often feels more scary for them. It is often best to give them as much information as they ask for. In this way they will feel part of what is going on.

Sick Children and Parents Poems

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  1. Dementia

    • By Debbie Bell
    • Published: December 21, 2020
    Dementia From The Parent’s Perspective

    Help me to remember
    What I forget each day.
    Don't let the dementia
    Take my memories away.

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  3. The Greatest Loss

    Watching A Wife Fade From Alzheimer's Disease

    When the time came again to visit her there,
    He'd feel that dark sense of despair.
    He could already picture her sweet, gentle face,
    Marred by that sad, empty stare.

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    My fiance and the love of my life had passed from cancer one year ago. My heart is forever scared, but I must go on with my life and raise my four-year-old daughter.

  4. Suffering Up Close

    Suffering And Loss Of A Loved One

    Suffering up close is so different from afar,
    it's the supreme test in life,
    to show what strengths there are.

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    Almost one year since my dad passed of stage lV brain cancer and 11 day of pain to see him suffering to know his time was near. I went from praying for a miracle to praying to God to take his...

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  6. A Lost Memory

    Poem About Caring For A Parent With Alzheimer's

    She lovingly handles
    her mother with care
    as she washes and curls
    and fixes her hair.

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    • Rating 4.46
  7. How A Day Changes

    • By Gordon Jackson
    • Published: June 2017
    Courage While Diagnosed With Cancer

    It started out a nice day,
    Warm, sunny, and bright.
    But then something happened
    That turned the day into night.

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    • Rating 4.04
  8. Losing Me...Finding Me

    Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

    I look in the mirror and the person I see
    Is someone who used to be me.
    That person was strong and healthy, rarely ill,
    And her energy was endless; she never sat still.

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    • Votes 133
    • Rating 4.57
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    Sorry to hear that, Paul. Keep your head up, and I would love to hear more of your poetry and share some of your future journey. Sharing helps. Keep fighting

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  10. Past, Present, Future

    • By Hali
    • Published: February 2016
    Poem About Life With Epilepsy

    My eyes glistening with tears,
    But not yet fallen.
    I'm crying, but they're silent tears.
    I'm crying on the inside so you are unable to see

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    • Rating 4.50
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    My dad had epilepsy, and i remember waking up in the middle of the night to hear him crying because of his seizures, because he had accidentally hurt one of us. As a kid I was always having...

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  11. Dementia

    • By DORIS BULLARD
    • Published: September 2015
    Poem About The Pain Of Dementia

    Where did you come from,
    you evil one?
    I cannot remember
    that tomorrow has come.

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    • Rating 4.24
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    I lost my husband 6 months ago..my love my life my best friend. We shared a great 35 years but there isn't a day that's not filled with tears. I miss him so much & the nights are so long...I...

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  12. Changing Places

    Poem About When A Loved One Has Alzheimer's

    I see the sadness in your eyes,
    The times that you are knowing
    What's happening to your wondrous mind,
    The symptoms you are showing.

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    For the first time in my life I came face to face with the struggle of Dementia. My mother was quiet about the reality of her daily life caring for the man she married over 60 years ago. She...

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  13. Every Month Matters With Alzheimer's

    • By Katelyn
    • Published: September 2014

    it had been a while
    at least a year
    she wore a smile
    I held back tears...

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    • Rating 4.13

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