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About this time last year we found out my maternal grandmother had a terminal neurological disorder. She deteriorated quickly. My mother, a Registered Nurse and our family decided to take my grandma in to hospice her at home. The strong and courageous woman my mother is, turned into a frail, thin exhausted woman by the end. As the end neared my mother talks of sitting at my grandmother's bedside and listening to her watch. My mother now wears this watch so her mother is never far away. I dedicate this poem to my mother's dedication in assuring my grandmother died with dignity. God bless you mom and rest in peace grandma!

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Natasha
i love this poem its reminds me of my mommy. i miss her so much
ANGEL
THE POEM IS BEAUTIFUL THATS JUST THE WAY I FELL MY MOTHER PASSED AWAY 2004 TODAY I MISS HER SO MUCH
Tammy
I loved this! I just lost my mother a few days ago. She was only in the hospital a couple of days, but watching her lay there was horrible. This poem was beautiful!
Diane
I'm so, so sad. My mother died yesterday. I found your poem and think it is excellent.

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Mother's Watch

I sit beside you, Mom
On death’s doorstep you lay
I set my head upon your wrist
As I bow my head to pray

The world to me shut off
The silence here is thick
Alone just you and I
And your watch’s rhythmic tick

I block out all my pain
And loss I’m sure to feel
I concentrate now deeply
On the tick your watch reveals

I sit here now for days
And hear the rhythmic sound
I contemplate you being gone
The thought now seems profound

The time for you is near
To enter Heaven’s Gate
I’ll stay here by your side
Until your journey is complete

It’s months now since you’ve passed
My wounds are healing slow
I want so much to hear your voice
To see your smile’s glow

I lay my head upon my wrist
When my feelings are too strong
I hear your watch’s rhythmic tick
And know you’re never gone

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Jennifer
I recently just lost my mother and this poem hit really close to home, you see my mother past in her home with all of her children by her side for a week, I miss her dearly and would love more then anything to here the sounf of her voice.
Cecilia
Andrea: I just lost my momma on January 13th, 2007. I was by her beside until she took her last breath. I know that she is not suffering anymore. She was only 75 yrs. old. I miss her terribly. She had been in the nursing home for three years now, dementia and diabetes took her away from me. Your poem has touched me and has helped to ease the pain. If I need to hear her heartbeat, I only have to put my wrist against my ear to feel her heartbeat. I love you momma. I miss you so much. See you in Heaven.
kyesha
i think this is a very good poem because i lost my mom and i loved her very much kyesha morris 15
danielle
hi andrea my name is danielle. i am 15 years old. i lost my mom when i was only eleven to a long battle of adenocarcinoma cancer. anyways i just wanted to tell you that i am very sorry for the loss of your mom. but now she is in a better place just like my mom. but anways i just wanted to say that your poem just touched me and that it was a really beautiful and inspriational poem.
Kristin
i love your poem, it really touched my heart. my mother passed away about 3 years ago on mother's day. it's still very hard to deal with because i was with her when it happened. but just by reading this poem it helped to realize that even though she is not here with me, she will still never be far from my heart.
Shaley
this was a totally touching beautiful poem i would recomend her to someone that could publish this hugely. i relate to this poem very much so i think it means alot.
LINDA
THE POEM IS BEAUTIFUL THATS JUST THE WAY I FELL MY MOTHER PASSED AWAY 7 MONTHES AGO TODAY I MISS HER SO MUCH SHE PASSED AWAY AT HOME HER PASSING WAS SO PEACFUL THIS WELL BE MY FIRST MOTHERS DAY WITH OUT HER SHE WAS 85 AGAIN THE POEM WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL
Joshua
my mom just died on friday march 10 so this poem really touched me it is a very good poem.
janie
Isat beside my mom April 21, 2005 and watched her take her last breath, telling her to go and be free, but telling her not to go when it finally happened. I miss her so and there has never been a more difficult thing in my life than telling my mother goodbye. I love you MOM!
Kimberly
This poem truly touched my heart! My Mom passed away July 2004 and I sat by her bedside until she died with my head rested on her hand next to her favorite watch, which I know have. I can certainly relate and it's been awhile since I have cried for her but this brought back a lot to me. Thank you for helping me see her loss in a different way and to keep her memory alive!
Lindsay
My mother passed away a few weeks ago, on my 18th birthday. Just as many others who have left comments, I was the only one there taking care of my mother up until her passing. This peom brought a tear to my eye. I was really touched. Thank you for helping me express how I feel through your work. God bless.
vijaya
i too lost my mom last month. i rest on my wrist to hear her heartbeat.
deanna
my mother, my best friend-passed away almost a year ago now and i still have not come to believe she is gone i guess i wont accept it but i would like to say that your poem was wonderful due to me also being at my mothers side up until she took her last breath and she hand a hold of my hand the whole time and i remember the silence and only wanting to hear her take another breath but there was nothing but the ticking of the clock on the hospital wall thankyou for giving me that memory back
Arleane
I love your poem I just lost my grandma recently and your poem brought tears to my eyes you truley said what was in my heart!thank you!
Ivan
this particular poem means a lot o me simply because my mother died at the begining of the year. I'am at the moment quite down and reading this poem gives me the feeling that my mother still lives besides me and in some ways its comforting in but some other ways makes u realise that the one person who inspired you has gone.
Sandi
Wonderful poem. April 1,2003 I lost my beautiful, prescious mother and best friend. I too sat at her side and when it was finally her time with my eyes closed, I felt her spirit leave her body. I opened my eyes and her face was all a glow and she had the prettiest smile. I thought to myself, she's Home. I really thought I was going to die when she did. I think somehow she gave me the strength I needed to go on. I will never ever forget her. Thank You for your Poem it brought back many memories, good and bad. Mostly good. God Bless You.
Andrea
I lost my son last year. It is as though I wrote the poem myself, and I can really relate to this poem. Moreover, my mother passed away when I was 16 years old, and she too suffered a great deal of pain. What a wonderful poem you wrote. Thanks for reading my comment, God bless.
kimberly
yes,its beauitful poems,I already lost my mother last two month ago cause she has ovaries cancer after she died that its really hard for me let her go because she is wonderful mother to me. she taught me how is value life and supportive and teach us how how much she love me and I give her back more than anything because I always love her in all my heart but I do know right now she is spiritually around with us and she always stay in my heart no matter where I go,because she is my mother.
Mary
This is such a touching and personal poem for me. I held my precious Mom, my best friend, as she was dying due to having Acute Leukemia. My Mom had her watch on and I can remember laying my head on her and hearing her watch. That was Feb. 25th, 2004, I will never forget that day as long as I live. At 4:02am that morning my precious Mom took her Heavenly flight to be with her Jesus. Although my Mom left me body wise, I know she is still with me in my heart. As each day goes by the pain is still there just as it was the moment she took her last breath, but now instaed of the taers controlling me I am finally able to control the tears. I miss you Mommy but I know that I will be with you in Heaven. Thank You for sharing your beautiful poem. God Bless, Mary
Mahala
I loved this poem. I am 15 years oldand my mom died 5 months ago from an incurable illness. this touched me in many ways, thank you
Govini
I have nothing bad to say about this poem. its incredibily touching!seriously i mean its like me . i lost my mum. last year for christmas. oh. why. i love her so so so so so so. much and i am always listening and looking at her favourite watch which she left. the poem is something that reflect on one's life. like me. if I was . someone important i'll give this poem a 100% rate . keep up the good work
Jessica
I think this poem is just so sweet I love this poem because my mother passed away April 21, 2005. I am only 14 years old and i walked in the house and seen her on the floor dead. I really miss her alot. But i reall like this poem alot.
Ashley
This was a very touching poem, hunn you have great talent i am very sorry to hear about your mother. I know that if i ever lost my mother it would be the end of my world. may god bless you
Berdina
This poem reminds me of my mother and I. I lost my mother a year ago she had luekemia. I had to watch her suffer for a month and the pain I have will never go away. That was the worst thing I have ever experience losing my mother
Hannah
I'm 15 now, i lost my mother when i was 13 at christmas. I was so close to her and your poem touched me because i could relate to it.
bob
Thank you for writing what was in my heart.
coral
I LOVE THIS POEM IT BOUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES UNREAL JOB WELL DONE
Elizabeth
Hello, this poem reminds me of my mother who passed away from colon cancer. When I was only 16 years old. I took care of my mother till she passed away. I want to thank you for writing such a beautiful poem. Bless your heart.
judy
This poem touched me as a writer. I have had years of estrangement with my mother who is now dying with cancer. Several weeks ago I wrote her a letter that she rejected. Reading this poem gave me a moment's peace and good thoughts for this woman I grieve who could never forgive me.
stacey
i just went online to look for a poem for my friend. Her mother was her best friend and she died of cancer last month. this is the first poem i have read and the most perfect one i could have found. thanks
joyce
Am greatful for your poem which really touched me since i lost my mum some few months ago i now feel she not gone forever but we share meet when the day comes. Thank you
Carolyn
My mother died from the ravages of Altheimer's. I sat with her to await her visit from the Angel of Death. I remember that I fell alseep and woke in a start thinking my mother had left without my being there for her. When my mother left, I took her watch from her wrist and placed it on my wrist. I wear it everyday. Thanks, the words are thoughtful.
Jenny
This is a lovely and moving poem. It expresses exactly how I felt when I was driving my mom to the hospital as she was dying from cancer. She died in the arms of my son before we reached the hospital. May God bless you and grant your grandma and my mom eternal peace.
myra
This poem touched me. my motehr passed away when i was 2 years old, but i do remember the day when she died. i remember having to go up to the hospital bed and kiss her forehead when the doctors had pronounced her dead. I kissed her goodbye and said "i love you mommy. " i had no idea that would be the last time i would see ehr. Everyday i feel the pain of not having her in my life, thank you for writing this poem. all those who have lost a mother or another loved one are in my prayers. i hope i am in yours.
Christie
This poem touch my heart. My mom past away 2 years ago. I enjoy ereading thid poem.
Judy
This poem really touched me, Andrea. I just lost my Mom on the 8th of March. She always wore a watch and for the longest time we did not know what had happened to it. still don't. It always seemed to bother her being without it even though she had brain trauma and had 2 brain surgeries within 2 mo's at the age of 95 leaving her aphasiac, she wanted to know what time it was. So. I gave her a watch this last Christmas and she was delighted. Nothing special, just a simple watch, but she never had it off her wrist except when she was showered since she opened the box. I removed it from her wrist after her final breath and have been wearing it since. So. you can wellunderstand what your poem meant to be when I read it. Thanks for sharing.
Gina
This poem reminds me of my mom who sadly passed away Dec. 20th of pancreatic cancer. My brother and I both shared quality time with her and still miss her dearly.
amber
hey this is a nice poem and i am sorry you lost your mom i will die wehn i lose my mom but i will look at your poem and thinki of her n-ewayz great poem!
Tina
Hi Andrea. My name is Tina and I am 15 years old. This was a very touching poem. I love my mother more than life itself and my greatest fear is losing her one day. My heart goes out to you. God Bless You! May your mother rest in eternal peace =)
pauline
Your poem touched me as we just put my mother in a nursing home to-day and she is very very sick. I am trying to write about the happy memories rather than the sadness - she will join my father in heaven soon =
CarlieJo
Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem. I think it will make me appreciate my Mom's watch even more now. I lost my Mom in September of 2000. I have never really dealt with the loss yet because circumstances in my life have not allowed it. Poems like yours help the tears to flow and the healing to begin. Thank you and God bless you.
Sonya
This poem was very touching , cause I too lost my mother almost a year ago, she was very young, and my best friend, I know it hurts so.
JOAN
ANDREA, HI MY NAME IS JOAN AND I LOST MY MOTHER ON FEB. 9,2001 I LOST HER TO CANCER AND IT WAS THE MOST HORRIBLE FEELING I EVER FELT AFTER SHE DIED BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT WAS A RELIEF CAUSE I KNEW SHE WASNT SUFFERING ANYMORE AND IT'S HARD AND IT DOESNT GET ANY EASIER BUT I HAVE A BETTER EASE OF MIND CAUSE I KNOW MY MOM IS WATCHING ME FROM ABOVE AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT YOUR POEM WAS GREAT AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT SHE MIGHT NOT BE HERE PHYSICALLY BUT IS ALWAYS HERE SPIRITUALLY.
Annie
your poem was incredible. although i don't exactly know how you are feeling, but i cried just the same. very touching.
lisa
i loved it,it was so nice good luck in life:)
Lisa
This poem really touched me a lot. Even though my mother has not passed away, it made me think of what i have and how i need to charish it with all my heart. My greatest sympathy goes toward Andrea and i really enjoyed reading her poem.
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