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My mother told me that God would always be my closest friend in life. In February 1998 she passed away. Remembering those words, I wrote this poem several months later. Mom has gone to be with her friend.

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This poem is amazing! it made me cry. Thanx!
This is so sad but it is true a couple of weeks ago i lost a close friend
This poem brought tears to my eyes. My family lost our youngest sibling. He was only 24. This poem is what we all went throught. He lost his battle with colon cancer. We miss him dearly. thank.

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God Was Your Closest Friend

I knew you were hurting although you wouldnít cry,
And could see you were suffering, see the pain in your eye
I wanted to comfort you, to hold you, be with you that day,
You looked so helpless and frail while in bed you did lay.

I watched as you shivered from a new pain,
And wondered how I might have handled the same.
I wanted to scream, to shout, and to yell,
You said you were fine although your skin was so pale.

I knew in my heart your time was near end,
And wished I could take you, your body to mend.
I knew that soon God would be your closest friend,
You told me many times thatís how it would end.

I stood there watching as each breath came slow,
And fought to find courage, my emotions were low.
I promised you when the time came that Iíd not cry,
You never saw my eyes wet, always they were dry.

I held your hand as I silently said goodbye,
And knew in my heart that soon you would die.
I stroked your forehead and said how I loved you,
You nodded and smiled and I knew that you knew.

I no longer care, my tears I canít hide,
And as I stood there waiting for death by your side.
I knew then that God was your closest friend,
You had told me many times thatís how it would end.

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I lost my mom on February 1, 2007 and my daddy on May 14, 2007. This poem touched my heart so much. The loose of a parent is so hard. My heart still hurts everyday. I wish you the very best. Your mother and my parents are now in heaven, and no pain.
This poem is the best because as i read it i know where it stands ,I stood there with my husbands hand and rubbed his forehead till his end . my husband died in 2001
Beautifully sad. Every line reminded me of the last moments with my Mother.
this poem was touching. it twisted up my emotions. my best friends mom died yesterday, and i feel this poem reminds me of her. thank you, it was beautiful.
I really like this one. it remind of my powpow. so your best by writting it is good
tht was very sad i am crying bc tht was all true about me and my dad he just passed away recently february 9,2006 2 days befroe my 14 birthday. this was a great poem it brougth back so many memories when i told him never to leave but my mom always says god only takes the best,,,and i belive. and tht was true he does take the best.
This poem really touched me my cousin just passed away on 4-23-2007 and this poem hit's home it's really him thank's for writting somthing so touching.
very touching. i can really feel the sadness in every word. our greatgrandmother just died and i feel this is the perfect words to describe how we feel right now. thank you for this wonderful poem.
Very touching. My husband's grandma died about year ago. She was home with all her children and almost all her grand and great grand kids. Her child knew it was time for her to go. This poem tells what i could see in their faces as she had to leave. God was her closest friend.
i love u poem i know how it fells to lose someone colse to u and i hide my tears too but when i lost my gerandma i cryed too
This poem really says it all about death. When all is said and done the answer the poem gives about death is the only satisfactory, only truly satisfying and sensible one potentially possible. Truth is beauty, beauty truth a poet once said. Since this poem gives the only beautiful answer to death possible, it is a poem about truth, about fact. If the God of perfect Love exists everything makes sense. If HE doesn't nothing makes sense. A God of Love would not permit us to never again be reunited with someone we have loved so much.
This is the best poem ever it was ssssooooo imotional i sterted crying because u said I held your hand and gave u a kiss in the forehead and said I love u it is so imotional
This poem brought sadness to me because just over two years ago I almost lost my mother. she was burned in a grease fire. I remember standing beside her in her room. it was almost to much to bare. She looked so different. i was with her when she was hurt and saw such a horrible sight. You can't imagine the happiness I felt when I found out she would be okay. this poem ment a lot to me because, to a degree, I can relate.
nice poem
it helped me understand that my father is in a better place
This poem is so beatiful. My dad die of cancer a year ago. This poeam said it all. I hope that anyone that has lost a dear one due to a long illness reads this poem. It will touch thier heart like it did my, Thank you for writing it!
This poem is indeed the most beautiful poem I have read. I did the very things descibed in this poem only 5 months ago while watching my mother, Mary die. She was only 51 and died from renal failure. After watching her health deteriorate for 4 years, she couldn't take no more. as I stood by her bed and cared for her, stroked her forhead and told her how much I loved her, she nodded and knew. I miss her so much. I am 35 not much younger than her. The pain that I feel inside is so hard to explain but I want to share this poem with my family. Thank you so much! Mary Ruth Spore 1954-2006 Erica Pike-Daughter in pain
This poem is simply amazing. and every time I hear it it gives me chills and I re-living my father dying. it just really really touched me and my entire family.
beautiful poem,Ilost my husband/friend 4 weeks ago to cancer. your poem touched me and as I read it over and over again it was as if I had written it, thats how moving it was for me thank-you for sharing it. gabriella
this poem is outstanding work
this peoms sis really good !
pilar ann
how. i wish. i would end up the same. i wonder. if someone would even care to spare a fake tear. good writing. i envy the person for having you by her/his side.
my mom just died a week ago and that poem touched my heart cuz she always said she wasnt scared cuz GOD was her bestfriend. good job i loved it
This poem is just wonderful. Praise the writter , You have could not of made it more perfect. GOD BLESS YOU
u have been so good writing diz. great job gurl i love it so much. try comeup whit more iight. wow
well my name is jessica and i stayed with my grandmal till death over came here. i remember how i would push her hair back and say i loved her. i stayed with her every night then went off to school in the morning then came home to her. i loved her so much. i told her on her final few hours that i loved her and it was okay to die. my mom told me to lay down up stairs and when the time came she would wake me. so i did. but she never woke me. that saturday i was thinking i dreamed it all till my dad came and said she pasted away going to god. this peom really brang tears to my eyes. i love it. so about a year ago i read it for a eassy for a class and got a A+. dont worry i said you wrote it. thanks alot for this peom. jessica age 16
A year ago i lost my dad. This poem reminds me of the last week he was alive. the pain and agony he suffered, alone, he fought hard to hide his pain. He wanted no teaers shed or no expression of saddness. He expected all his family to be happy and alive, joyous when around him. Thank you for this. Tomorrow, Oct. 10th is his birthday. What an awesome way to celebrate his life with us
This poem is beautiful & in some ways it reminds me of my cousin that recently past away, we miss her so much
I lost my Father on July 27, this year. Your poem hit home. He died of ALS and we watched him struggle for breath. You did a wonderful job writing this poem.
I was looking for a poem for my husband. My father-inlaw is in 3ed stage cancer and just wanted that perfect one and this was it. Thank You
my gran died and she was like a mum to me and this poem took my breath away it is really well done. thanks!
This poem really was good. It made me cry and think of my grandfather Jorge. Rest in peace to your mother and my grandfather. Thank You for such a REAL poem.
This is a good poem. It is sad and also peaceful.
wow, im just speechless! my great grandma's funeral was just sat. and her husband which was my great grandpa died april 7 they were always like 2nd parents to me!It really hurts me to see them gone!i just can't believe it i would have rather had been me!but god was ready for them!so i know exactly how you feel! my thoughts are with you always!love taylor!
This poem is so sad it brought tears to my eyes
great poem, this is it! thanks
i loved this poem. It's the same situation i had with my best friend amy.
It really deeply touched my heart.
When I read your poem I could picture everything very clearly on the way you described everything. Your poem REALLY touched my heart, and if my mother were alive she would give you a big hug.
My aunt just passed away a little over a week ago, this reminded me of when she was in the hospital and when i had to say good bye for the very last time. This poem made me cry. it brought back memories. i love it though.
I really like this poem it remained me of my grandma. I was right ther beside her side when she died too and she told me not to worry that god will take real good care of her. thanks for the poem
***** I confess i have never known what it is to lose someone. But the deepness of that poem just touched my heart. Five stars
Carly Beth
This poem is amazing, I cried when I read it as I know that it is heart felt and you can feel the love being expressed by the poet.
this poem really touched me,having lost my mother june 14,2005,i stood by her bed and watched her die
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