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I wrote this a few days after my mother's death, after I asked God why he took her. We knew that it was going to happen but I never told her simply "I love you". I regret that, and I'm angry because of it. Each line starts with a letter of her name. That's important to me, because it's almost like she's with me in my poem.

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james
such a lovely poem especially when you are at the srart of this ugly emotianl state of mind
katrina
my mom died in 2003 and i didn't get to say goodbye either this poem makes me cry
Shavon
this poem is exactly what i go through everynight and day
chantelle
i have just recently lost my mother i found it hard to get over but by thanks u as u have helped me wit ur poem

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I Regret

My God, why did you take my mother?
Angles took the wrong one - not her - another.
Regret is a feeling that I feel everyday;
You took her from me, and I didn't say -

"I Love You, Mom," in my own way;
Only to hear her say it back to me.
God, why couldn't you just let us be?
She didn't deserve to die;
Didn't deserve to be in pain,
Only to leave me here asking you why -
Night after night when I cry in vain.

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julie
I really feel this poem! My mom passed away jan 4th after a short very short battle with cancer and it all happend so fast i feel i never had time really to tell her things i wanted to but i do know she is with me everyday and ur poem shows me this im feelin is normal that im not the only one that feels like this so thanks!
Miriam
I have just lost my Mum on the 6/9/06
Hailie
I know how u feel i lost my real mother when i was only 3 and i just lost my step-mum and it is hard to survive each day but i know that i got my friends and my family people who LOVE me! so just 2 say that i loved ur poem it inspres me and it is just the best don't give up keep trying u will get there soon!.
QENDRESA
aawww! poem is so sad and touched me alot even though ma mum not dead but its such a touchfull poem aaw makes me cry :( gd poem though
Kimberly Ann
This poem really touched me because I lost my mom on December 24, 2002. I can sympathize with the other voters and the author. It is the hardest thing in the world to loose your mom, especially if you are young. I was twelve, and for the past four years I have regreted not saying things that mean the most to her. But she knows all your mothers know.
starlight
i lost my mother 5 years ago today the day i found out i wasnt aloud to see her so i went to a friends and the next mornign i awoke to my father telling me she had died i never got to say i love you or goodbye and ill never forgive myself for not saying it.
DONNA
This is a beautiful poem. I lost my Mom from liver cancer on October 2004. I ask god every day why? I cry everyday, I miss her so much. If I had one wish and that would be to have my mother wih me today.
sara
im trying to find an emotional poem to recite in my 10 cp english class on friday. my mom died and i cry everynight because i'm all alone. lolz im crying right now. i've written many poems myself about death && i've had a couple published. you'res was very touching. good job =]
norvella
my mom dead this past saturday i love this poem thank you .
Ellie
i liked it because i make up[ poems all the time because my dad died when i was sixand ur poem just hit me right in the heart thank you xxx
tammy
i read your poem and it touched me greatly. i am 27 yrs old and i have recently lost my mother on September 18,2005 and i never had the chance to tell her how much i loved her or goodbye. and i regret every minute of it i wish i could get back all the moments i missed with her. but i know that isnt possible . but i also know that i will be with her once again when the angels call for me. thankyou again for such a beautiful poem.
methera
this poem touched me so deep because right now I live about 16 hours from my grandamother and she is in ICU and the doctors are not giving her long to live and I'm just hopeing that I can get there fast enough to tell her that I love her so much.
glenda
i liked this poem a lot. I feel the same way. I just lost my mother l week ago in a car accident. Everyday i ask these same things.
lorrrie
hi i really liked your peom it remind me so much of my mom i lost my mom feb. 9th of 2005 you don't really know how much you're gonna miss your mom until she's not there anymore it really hurts me i didn't get to spend the last few days with my mom she died in the hospital i had talk to her the day before she ask if i would come and see her but i didn't have a way to come and see her even though i did ask someone in my family to take me but they never did take me they told me now an the nect morning i got a call i got woke up out of my sleep and i had a phone call i went to the phone and i had to hear the news that my mom had died i just fell to the floor cryings so bad i couldn't even take care of my little girl it's just so sad i have to live without my mom thanks for such a good peom keep up the good work
falicia
i really like this poem because it explains alot of what i feel i lost my mom on jan 26 2005. so i really like it.
Sarahmae
I just lost my mom not even a month ago and I feel the pain in your poem because I have the same pain every night a burning,ripping pain that you just cant shake off. I have people telling me "its over move on" but you just cant. ne ways i felt your poem down in the depths of my soul we have made a connection.
sarah
Your poem is very touching. Im sorry to hear about you mother. I had a best friend die March 28th 04. I new her my whole life and i know how you feel. I cant relate to every bit of your pain but i know what your going through. my mom lost her mother when she was 11. Im 14 and i knew my best friend my whole entire life. I miss her so much and i bet you miss your mom more then anything. take care and keep up the poems, your a terrific writer.
vanessa
i loved this poem. i lost my dad 2 weeks ago and i feel exactly how this poem says. alot of regret and alot of asking god why did he do this to me.
Nicole
This is an exceptional poem it touched me in so many ways. My mother is not dead but upon reading your poem I realized in the 16 years of my life i have not told my mother i loved her. I couldn't imagine begining in your shoes and i am just thankful that i have a chance to say i love you to her. Thank you for opening my eyes.
Stephanie
that was a great pome i love it it made me cry i could imagine if my mom was dead .
JENNIFER
I FEEL YOUR PAIN FOR I ALSO HAVE LOST SOMEONE VERY DEAR. MAYBE THERE IS MORE TO THE DIFENETION OF WORDS. THE GREAST LOVE OF ALL COULD BE SILENT UNSPOKENLY STRONG. I LOVE YOUR NAME DREAMCATCHER SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE RIGHT JOB. MY THOUGHT ARE WITH YOU.
Julia
very good
tonya
this poem fit my mom to a T she just lost her mom on feb 13,2004 this year my mammaw had it really rough last 6 months but this poem says it all. thank you
Amanda
Your pome was a wery good pome. I really liked because Iam very close to my mother and I think that I would feel about the same why. So thank you for sharing you wonderful pome with me
Kelly
I feel for you and everyone else who wrote in who lost their mother. It's Christmas Eve and a very hard time of the yr, especially with so few people who can relate or who have the ability to care
Jennifer
I really liked ur Poem cause it reminds me of when i lost my mother Almost 3 years ago. I miss her so much and i wish that i could have told her how much i loved her.
Jen
I love the poem. I can relate 100%. My mom died of cancer. It took a year of slowly watching her fade away from us but knowing doesn't make it any easier. She died when I was 17. I am now 26 and I miss her more the anything!
Emma
this poem was wonderful! I am 15 years old, and lost my mom of breast cancer the day before Christmas last year. it has been so hard, but this poem really is beautiful.
Katy
I think this poem is really good. My mom died not too long ago and i miss her soo very much. I wish she wouldn't have died. She didn't deserve this but it happened.
melissa
this is the best pomes, that i'm happy that i got to read, i mean so much to me!
Nohelani
I love you poem. Keep up the good work
Dana`
My mom died just a month and a half ago- it dosen't seem real yet. I'm 19 years old and i already lost my father. It just seems like the pain never ends- I have expereinced a true "broken heart"
JULIE
I REALLY LIKED THIS POEM,MY MOM DIED EXACTLY A MONTH AGO TODAY,AND TODAY IS MOTHERS DAY,IM MISSING HER MORE THAN EVER.
Maria
I love this poem i had to stop in the middle cause i was crying. I know how you feel cause i lost my mother 2 months ago and im just 16 she didnt even see me grow up and she left so sudden. Just wanted to say that it was a very touching poem
Paulette
I really liked your poem. I have lost my mom 3 days before Thanksgiving day and 1 week before I had my daughter. I loved my mom so much that I never got the chance to say it, and in her last living days I was so upset with her that we both said mean things to each other. i regret everything wrong thing i done. I just wanted to say that I really liked that poem it is touching
Jenn
I understand how u feel. I lost my mother exactly 3 weeks ago. September 5,2002 from her battle with cancer. Only four months after she was diagnosed. She had cancer in her brain,kidney,liver,and in both lungs. Im only 13. I m still in shock that god had to take her. Your poem really touched me because i never got to say a true goodbye to her. I miss her very much. Thank you
anna
This poem was very touching, i also felt the same, when my darling mother passed away almost 4 years ago.
suzy
ur poem really touched me because i know exactly how you feel. losing my mother i lost everything,my whole world was turned upside down. good to hear you express feelings so beautifully
Jacqueline
I have lost my Mother to and reading this poem brought back a lot of memories It was a very beautiful poem thank you
SAMANTHA
i would first like to say i am so sorry for your lost second is i never knew what it was like to loes your mother my mom lost her mom and my mom doesnt want to live but me sticking by her side is going to keep her here. i'm sorry and thanx!
Nina
Me and my 2 sisters lost our Mother on 28/7/01. She died of cancer 5 weeks after being diagnosed. On the last night we spent with her,(we didn't know it would be the last),I brushed her hair & tied it up just how she liked it,but I didn't tell her I loved her. I wish that for just a moment she was back with us so that I could say "I love you Mum,thank you for being so wonderful,and teaching me about what things in life really matter" Your poem really touched me
kataruh
I reall like your poem
Jamie
I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL! I LOST MY MOTHER TO AIDS 3 MONTHS AGO. SHE WAS DOING FINE AND I GOT A CALL ONE MORNING SAYING SHE WAS DEAD. THE LAST TIME I TALKED TO HER WE WERE ON THE PHONE AND SHE HAD COMPANY COME IN SO WE RUSHED OFF AND NEITHER OF US SAID "I LOVE YOU" AND I LIVE WITH THAT EVERY DAY. SO THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT EXPRESSION OF WHAT THIS FEELS LIKE.
Craig
we lost "Mom" at age 35 - she suffered a sudden Brain hemhorrage and 3 days later we took her off the ventilator. how difficult can it be to explain to a 10 year old girl that "Mom" wont come home; very touching poem. thank you
Casey
I cried the first time I read your poem.it was absolutely beautiful. I understand how you feel because I lost my mother to cancer a year ago and I never got to tell her good-bye or how much I loved her.
julie
i loved your poem bc sometimes i feel the same way but nobody in my family died.My mom is away from me now for 2 months,and i miss her a lot i wish she was here with me,well she is in brazil right now with the rest of my family.
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