I lost my mother-a sad poem

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I wrote this poem, because I lost my mother to cancer nearly a year ago, and I am only now beginning to feel easier about her death. She suffered for a long time, and sometimes it was hard for us to understand her suffering. Sometimes it was hard for us to see her side. Sometimes it was just hard. I know she is finally at peace, but I still miss her.

A poem tells some of the things you are felling, but it doesn't help with the pain. Only time can do that.

Maggie's final trip

I looked into the eyes of fear today. I saw the fright as plain as day.

The world was ending for her soon. She felt the coming of her own doom.

I did my best to comfort and sooth. I tried to tell her it would end soon.

I hoped in my heart her pain would ease. I held her hand and spoke of peace.

Soon, I knew she would leave my side. Soon, I knew she’d be on her long ride.

I didn’t want to say goodbye. I didn’t want to break the tie.

But there the fates had taken over. She soon would rest beneath the clover.

I tried to hold back my saddened tears. I tried to hide my own true fears.

Then she smiled up at me, “It’s wonderful, can’t you see?”

She no longer saw my face. She was in another place.

The monitors buzzed and beeped their warning. But it was too late, and I was in mourning.

Weepiing tears of salt and water. They fall down the cheek and land on your clothes. But are they doing anything to help? Sometimes they are the only thing that does help.

What can I say...

I am not the greatest writer or poet in the world, I already know that. But I thought I would give it a try. Sometimes poems and stores don't come from circumstances, in fact most times they come from the heart. Each word, each line, every moment has its place in the heart of the writer. It may not be real, but it is still there.

Time and practice will help me gain a better understanding of writing. Then, perhaps one day, I might actually find that I am a true writer. Until then, I will continue to do my best with everything I try,

© 2012 Cheryl Simonds

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ThePelton 4 years ago from Martinsburg, WV USA

My sympathies. I too lost my Mother, but I wasn't there when it happened.


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Awww it's so sad when someone we love dies to cancer, my mum died the same way many years ago now, and there are times when the memories still hurt...we never forget but the pain lessens...in time, feeling for you my friend x x


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida

So sorry for your loss..even though we are aware from birth that there is an end for all of us..it is not relative until we lose a parent..I have lost both of mine, each to a different reason and because of this I choose to live eveyday in the most positive way.They may have left this world, BUT, they never leave our heart.

Your poem is a really beautiful tribute to your Mother.

I created a special place in my garden where I can sit and " chat" with my parents..my grandchildren love to sit with me there and listen to stories I share about my childhood.


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

@ The Pelton, thank you for stopping by and commenting, I am so sorry you lost your mother as well and wasnt' there, but you know, she still knows you love her.

@carter, I am hearing more and more people tell me their loved ones died of cancer. It is so sad, and yes it does hurt for so long, thank you for your encouraging words, my friend.

@kj, as always so glad you stopped by. It sounds like you have created a wonderful spot to speak to your parents. I don't have an area like that, but I have a few of my mother's things and I hold them when I need to 'talk' to her.


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

This is so truly touching. You have done a wonderful job writing this. Loss of a loved one is so painful..Only time can heal the wounds a little. Although the pain inside can never go away completely. They always live with us in our memories and in our heart. Blessings.


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

After reading your poems, I am honored that you like this one. Thank you for your kind words, yes the pain is still there, but my memories help.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Very beautiful and touching Cheryl. I am so sorry for your loss... Wishing you all the best. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. :)


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

carolinemd, thank you for the sympathy, my family and I are getting over it, but the sadness hits at such awkward times. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Sad but you've expressed it so well. My heart goes to you.

Voting up and sharing.


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cherylone 3 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thank you so much for you kind words and the votes and shares. Sometimes sharing with others does help to ease the pain.

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