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Capturing Memories of my Mom for her Birthday with a Tribute Poem in her Memory
Saying Goodbye to Mom
With a heavy heart, saying goodbye to my mom was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do in my life.
She would have been celebrating her 80th birthday this week.
I have been reliving those final days in my mind and as I look back, I find the love we shared.
Recalling happier times and sad times, I find myself drifting into those last days of her life.
What she said to me, what I said to her, recalling every detail in my mind.
A mother's love never fails.
Holding on to that love continues even after she has passed away.
I wrote this poem as a tribute to her. In words I can no longer say to her, but in my heart, I say them every day.
My heart still aches for the days we spent together. It was in the last 12 years of her life that I really got to know my mom. I miss the laughs, the memories, and the future plans.
So I share this poem as a dedication to my mother.
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Poem for Mom - In Her Loving Memory
I open this page in a simple prayer
I’m missing you and filled with despair
I miss your laugh, your jokes, and your smile.
And I talk to your picture, every once in a while.
Your birthday is just around the corner
But I’m not celebrating; I’m one of the mourners
It would have been your 80th year
But the candles go out with every tear
I didn’t know what would lie ahead
When I visited you last in that hospital bed
On the day when you took your final breath
And there you met your untimely death
Peacefully resting, without a worry or care
But I couldn’t wake you, for you were no longer there.
I stared for a moment, wishing it were untrue,
But you were already gone, you already passed through
I stayed with you for a little while
And I swore I saw a faint little smile
I shook and trembled in painful distress
But I knew you were in God’s eternal rest
If I knew then what I do know now
My wish would be to bring you back somehow
Sometimes I pray that you never went away
Because I miss you more with each passing day
The things of this world don’t seem to compare
When I imagine that you are no longer there
Walking around in a very dark haze
Covered in shadows like a whispering maze
The memory of you captures my heart
But the essence of you is slowly slipping apart.
Those days we spent together I will always treasure
You’re forever in my heart like a rose beyond measure
The thought of you sparks precious memories
When we laughed & smiled at everything in ease
I know it’s futile to live in this grief
Moving on would be a welcome relief
As days go by, the pain becomes clear
The emptiness surrounding tends to disappear.
.. I’m tormenting myself as I recall that final day.
Just let it go, I can hear myself say.
In Loving Memory
I can’t help to recall those final moments when I saw you last.
In loving memory, to Mom
- You made me smile with your wit sense of humor.
- You made me laugh with your funny jokes.
- You made me happy to be with you.
- You made me so proud to be your daughter.
I Miss you Mom - Happy Birthday!
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