My Mom is Dying


In the twilight of her life, she faces the end

Colon cancer, a battle she can't defend

At 85, too weak for treatment or surgery

She just wants to rest, to be free from worry


My sister takes care of her, finding a hospice place

Where she can find comfort, in her final embrace

She's made peace with her fate, ready to let go

I wish I had been closer, but I was lost in a toxic flow


Guilt weighs heavy on my heart, as I realize the truth

I was too consumed by my own demons, in my reckless youth

Now, at 66, with time slipping away

I want to make amends, before she fades away


I'll rent a car and make the journey to her side

To tell her I love her, to swallow my pride

I'll hold her hand and whisper my apologies

For not being there when she needed me


Mom, I'm sorry, for the times I let you down

For the moments I lost, trying to drown

The pain and the guilt in a bottle of booze

I love you, Mom, I hope you find peace and choose


To forgive me, for all the time wasted

I'll cherish these moments, no more will be tasted

I'll be there for you now, in your final hour

To hold you close and to shower


You with the love and the care you deserve

For being my rock, even when I didn't preserve

The bond we shared, I'll make it right

Before you take flight, into the eternal night


I love you, Mom, and I'm grateful for your grace

I'll hold you close, as we embrace

In this bittersweet moment, I'll find solace and release

As you find peace, and I bid you farewell, in quiet peace. ("My Mom is Dying") by Courtney Weaver Jr.

  • Author: gray0328 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 15th, 2023 01:20
  • Comment from author about the poem: My Mom is dying of colon cancer and all prayers for her peaceful passing would be greatly appreciated.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 19
  • Users favorite of this poem: GenXer Shamrocker ☘️, jarcher54.
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  • 2781

    Good stuff, your honouring your mum, and knowing mums I am sure they forgive us, in their wisdom.
    God bless you all.

  • orchidee

    A poignant write G.

  • GenXer Shamrocker ☘️

    My best friend died at 47 due to colon cancer thank you for this.

  • Positive Girl

    Beautiful Poem. In my prayers.

  • gray0328

    Sincere thanks to all .

  • Firefall

    Beautiful words. May you and your mom find peace.

  • Thomas W Case

    God bless you and your family.

  • Tom Dylan

    Such a powerful poem, beautifully written.

  • Christina8

    Poignant poem, very well stated. God bless you and your family.

  • Lil

    😭😭This is so touching. Great job.

  • jarcher54

    Ah, Courtney, so relatable, so human. My mom died after a short intense hospitalization over a decade ago... you captured all those emotions so beautifully and sensitively. Thank you and much love.

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