Sickness Poems

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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    • Votes 28
    • Rating 4.82
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    My friends Dad has this. She would love this poem.

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  3. Last Embers Verse II

    • By BGW
    • Published: September 21, 2022
    When The End Of Life Is Near

    Each day you come and see me, I wonder who you are.
    You seem so happy to sit beside me and give away your time.
    As you tell me stories, I sit there in a dreamlike state of mind.
    I don't know if I knew you, so many memories have passed me by.

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    • Votes 12
    • Rating 4.75
  4. My Hero

    • By Bonnie S. Walden
    • Published: February 2006
    My Grandson

    I did not find my hero till the sunset of my life.
    He did not come on a white horse with armor shining bright.
    He simply was born in the wee hours of the morn.
    He came to fill my life with a glorious loving light.

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    • Stories 2
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    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 54
    • Rating 4.63
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    My grandmother wrote this poem when we found out my little cousin Nicholas had leukemia when he was very little. Nicholas is now 14 years old and thankfully not had any signs of it returning....

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  6. I'm A Person Too

    Poem From Patient To Hospital Staff

    Here I lie in bed again, Awaiting my next meal.
    A worker barges in my room, As if it's no big deal.

    What ever happened to courtesy? Just a little knock.

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    • Votes 1411
    • Rating 4.63
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    Wow! Beautiful Poem. I needed a poem for my English class. This right here is phenomenal. I volunteer at a hospital, so I work and see a lot of these patients. This poem has reminded me to...

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  7. Living With Dementia

    • By Emma L. Buckley
    • Published: October 27, 2021
    Dementia Awareness

    My mind is not what it once was:
    wilting like a rose.
    One thing you must remember:
    this is not the life I chose.

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    • Stories 5
    • Shares 182
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 140
    • Rating 4.59
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    Sometimes you just NEED a break. My parents' assisted living center is short on staff, and I'm trying to be there more. Last night I fed them BOTH and then (with my horrible back with tumors...

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  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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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 594
    • Favorited 28
    • Votes 136
    • 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. Fallen Soldier

    • By Louisa W. Williams
    • Published: February 2006
    Cancer War



    There are just a few things that can hit you so hard
    That even years later you are left emotionally scarred....

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 126
    • Favorited 15
    • Votes 165
    • Rating 4.57
  11. 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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    • Stories 6
    • Shares 1785
    • Favorited 47
    • Votes 504
    • Rating 4.56
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    Memories! I was 53, he 54 when the complications of Alzheimer's took him. At his prime as an exporter, his secretary fell for him. I left and visited Canada for 3 months, but on my return,...

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  12. Last Embers Verse I

    • By BGW
    • Published: January 5, 2022
    Slowly Losing A Loved One

    The clarity of my mind has faded.
    Those vibrant thoughts, slowly washed away.
    Memories once so strong, are now so distant.
    Names of those I held so dear, escape me now.

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    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 26
    • Rating 4.54
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    I and (I'm guessing many hundreds of thousands of) others know exactly what you mean first-hand.

  13. One Wish

    • By Lindsey N. Smith
    • Published: February 2006
    Prayer For A Mother Who Is Sick

    If I had one last wish to make it would have to be,
    that God would heal my mom and give her pain to me.
    For I've never seen my mom hurt so bad in all my life,
    I'd do anything and everything to take her pain and strife.

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    • Stories 3
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    • Favorited 22
    • Votes 1063
    • Rating 4.54
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    To my mother, Virginia Galvan, from her firstborn. I love you, Mommy, and I pray to God that you will be all right. I pray that he will be with you and make you strong like the person he...

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