This is the poem I wrote when my roommate's mom was dying.

@mcat19 (1358)
United States
July 10, 2009 5:01pm CST
She's gone now. He sits right by her side; the tears slide down; the hope is different now: that she goes fast. All those around her try to smile not frown and wonder just how long she has to last. She chose this path with clarity of thought; her life-long stubbornness has made her strong; she’s done with all the good things life has brought; she’s done with all the sadness, all that’s wrong. He sits right by her side; the tears still fall; he wonders what will happen to him now; for she’s been by his side through all and all, forever since they made their marriage vow. We come and sit to give her comfort and keep each other strong for what’s at hand. ©2009Margy
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
10 Jul 09
That's a beautiful poem, thanks for sharing. And I am sorry about your roommate's lost. I have lost both my grandma and mom and I can tell you nothing can ever replace them but like your poem says they are done with the things that bother them, so that's a comfort.
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
10 Jul 09
Thank you. I lost my mom a few years ago, so this is like a double whammy.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
10 Jul 09
I know what you mean *hug*
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
11 Jul 09
That is a very nice poem. It will bring tears to alot of people's eyes. It is so hard when we lose the people we love. We have to let them go sooner or later though but it is never an easy thing to do.
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
11 Jul 09
Thank you for your kind words. Sometimes it helps just to cry.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
11 Jul 09
Thank you for contributing such a beautiful poem. My husband lost his mum late last year. You don’t overcome such losses, you just learn to live with the pain, I think. The nice things are the memories; they will always be there to shed light during the darkest hours. Thanks again for sharing your gift with us. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
11 Jul 09
Thank you for your kind comments. The pain does ease and the good memories do take over, but it's very slow.
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11 Jul 09
Hi mcat19, That is beautiful, and so sad, it helps me as well because I don't my mother anymore as she had passed 7 years ago. Tamara
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
11 Jul 09
I'm so glad you like it and that it helps you. I write these poems to help myself, so it's and added bonus when it helps another.
@clutterbug (1051)
• United States
10 Jul 09
That's a very thoughtful poem, full of emotion. I find it easier to write a poem when I'm actually living the situation too. Good writing!
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
10 Jul 09
Thank you. It is easier to write when I am in the middle of something. Somethings just have to be lived through.