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This poem was written through the tears and suffering brought upon me by the death of my best friend, my grandmother. It describes what I pretend it was like when she passed on, and the feelings I would have felt had I been there.

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selina
im so sorry about your grandma
Gullage
This poem really touched the way i felt towards death and losing someone which was so heart breaking.
Mellissa
very good, it touchs the heart and shows the shadows over the soul.
yvonne
It has been a year since my Grandmaw left. I watch her slip away She told me she was going home today and love me. I think about her everday. Thank you so much this poem touch my heart

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Letting Go

The room was dark,
The room was drear,
And all I could feel
Was a rush of fear.

The shades were down,
And it was hard to see,
But I could hear her heart beat,
And it comforted me.

Her eyes were closed,
Fast asleep was she.
Her breathing was steady,
But soon she'd pay a fee.

The air in the room went stale,
And that's when I finally knew.
Things had been held overtime
To see if her strength had grew.

But she was old,
She'd served her time,
And I knew at that exact moment
That this would be her last of mine.

Her breathing slowly subsided,
And the pulse came to a slow.
I knew within minutes,
She would quietly go.

I thought of all her triumph.
I thought of all her pain.
Then I realized I couldn't let go.
Because of me she left in vain.

The look upon her face was pleasant.
It was how you'd want to die.
But looking upon her gladdened face,
I couldn't help but know God was passing

A moment later the heart beats stopped,
And I was all alone,
In that place where my mouth went dry,
And death had set it's tone.


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H.A.
OMG! This was sooooooooo sweet. My Poppy passed away a couple years ago from a stroke. I miss him so much and there's not a day that goes by that I don't think of him. I miss him everyday of my life. And I always will. But I know he is in a better place. He's safe up there with God.
sarah
this is sad my grandmas not doing to well
Veonica
I love this poem also, My grandmother has alzheimer's and it's slowly taking over her mind. I sure miss the person i once knew. Even though she's still here, it's not the same and also I live in another state so it makes it harder to bear with.
nICOLE
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A WONDERFUL POEM BECAUSE MY COUSIN GREAT-GRANDMA ON HER MOTHER SIDE HAS PAST I WAS JUST LOOKING FOR A POEM FOR THEM AND THIS WAS THE LUCKY ONE AND I HOPE THAT YOU WILL CONTIOUSLY GIVE MORE HEART FELT DEATH POEMS FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED IT!
Michelle
This poem made me remember my aunt - she was the greatest lady around! I love her very much! She passed away 14 months ago - and every day is hard!
hannah
this poem has touched me and i would like very much to read it out in my nans funeral best wishes
Carol
This poem really touched me as I had my Mom at home in her senior citizen complex to die with the help of Hospice. I felt exactly what you did when you wrote this poem and I miss my mom sooo much. Thanks for writing it and good luck with many more to come. Carol My mom just passed away this past January 18th, 2006. @87 yrs. old from leukemia.
gg
Katie i love your poem and your others love you cousin gg
Rebecca
That touched me very much. My grandmother is dying, and I am looking for a poem to read for her when her time comes so that I can prepare myself.
Angel
It has been almost a year since my grandmother died. I still feel a lot of pain. Your poem explains alot to me although I was not there when she passed. I wish so many times over and over that I had been there. This week marks 1yr since I last spoke to her. Good job
tanya
I don't know if any one's told you this, but you are never alone. God is always there and God was in your loved one too. Keep on keeping on, and God Bless.
paige
this poem is very touching
Jesseh
This poem touched my heart well done katie x
charlene
hi. i thought id let you know that your poem is good. my gran passed away on monday the 8th of november and ill never forget her. your poem fits in with wot happened here. thanks
Danielle
This was an awsome poem, it reminded me of when my great grandmother died just a few months ago. It really touched my heart and I am sure that it will touch other's hearts as well. Thank you for writing something so beautiful.
amber
this is a great poem to read!
natasha
this peoms is the best,i almost started to cry,i don't know what its like to lose ur grandma but i lost my best friend and his name was,and it was hard so i know what is like 2 lose somone close 2 you. this peom rocks so good job.
amanda
Katie, I just wanted to say how beautiful this poem is. I am looking for a fitting reading to make at my nan's funeral on friday, and the words in this poem are perfect. I watched my nan die after suffering with leukaemia, and couldnt think of the words to say at the funeral, thanks for doing that for me. x
lynn
Katie, This is a great poem, it fit me and how i felt when i got the call about my Grandma. She was my best friend. I can't tell you how this poem hits home.
Julie
I just want to say that that is the most awsome poem I have ever seen! My gramma passed away on 12/31/99 and I think about her every moment! It is really great to see that I'm not the only one going through these feelings! Thank you sooooo much!
rachel
This poem is really realistic and it brings out the innermost feelings of those who have lost their loved ones before. It is great and well.I love it!
Jayme
thanks for the beautiful poem. it makes me think of my dear grandmother whom i lost several painful years ago .. she raised me and was more to me like the mother i never had , than the grandmother she was.. not a day goes by i dont think of something id like to say to her.. to call her up with some news . and then realize.. she's gone. thanks for sharing that poem . it touches my pain more. but id rather feel the pain than to not feel at all . i miss her so much .
Krys
I loved your poem because I saw my grandmother dying of breast cancer with my own eyes.. I've never been so scared in my entire life..
safoaf
THis makes me sad because I am searching for poems to read at my grandmothers funeral this Thursday and this one is pefect thanks ! and SORRY about your grandmother!
Keriann
I liked this poem because it reminds me of my greataunt who just reciently passed away. I loved her so much and we were very close, but the saddest thing about her death was the look on my cousins face. My cousin looked very frightened as she looked her grandma in the face and began to cry. I just wanted to say that your poem is very sweet
Jessica
This is a very good poem! I like how you used a story like thing throughout it..very good!
Becca
Your poem was great and i just lost my grandmother and i felt the same way
Lindsay
Katie- you are such a talented poet, I can't wait to see more of your poetry. Keep letting the words flow, you are a beautiful person.
Marsh....
this poem is a wonderful poem and letting go of someone you love is very hard. On September 6 1999 @ 8:41 am i lost the person I was closest to...my grandmom.
Mary
That poem touched me deeply
Kristy
It brought back some very hard memories of losing my Grandma on 7/4/99.I was the only one in the room when she passed,I feel very honored to of been there when the angels came!
dan
I REALLY LIKED IT BECAUSE IT BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES OF HOW I FELT WHEN I LOST A LOVED ONE. IT WAS THAT POWERFUL. YOU CAN ALSO REALLY FEEL THE PAIN THE AUTHOR WENT THROUGH. I LOVED IT!
joy
Your poem hit home for me. I was at my Mother's side when she died a little over two months ago. It is so hard to "Let Go". Thanks for expressing my pain.

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