One of my old, rusty poems that depict the love of a parent for a sick child. I wrote this after I read a touching story of a dying child and his mother that was published in Reader’s Digest.

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I know that I would do all things for you.

My spirit would always take care of you.

And when I die and leave this world behind.

You can be rest assured that my love will stay behind.

Even though sometimes we’re far apart.

You have always remained right here in my heart.

I will forever whisper in the wind

Unconditional love that’ll forever stay within.

If only I could go wherever you go

So I could do things I need to do for you.

Since I can’t, the best sacrifice I can give

is keep you in my heart and allow you to leave.

I’m lifting up the burden in your heart

‘Cause I know that you don’t know where to start.

I’m transferring all the pain inside of you

Into my care, into my heart, and now it’s through.

I love you so much and I know that I can bear

This greatest pain to let you go, I swear.

Know in your heart that my love will forever stay

Even though I would seem so far-away.

I’ll be your strength that’s why I’m relieving you

Of all the pain and tears inside of you.

No need to worry for all your pain will be gone.

It will be with me now, and I shall carry on.

You may think I’m letting you go without a fight.

If you only knew how I fought for you each night.

Just remember that there are signs everywhere.

So look around and acknowledge that they are there.

God said to me that love will always prevail.

And each day there is a tale for you to tell.

If you could already see the signs before your eyes.

Embrace it now. Let it stay. It is your guide.

God said the signs may be a word or two

When you least expect it, it is said to you.

It may also be the people that you have met.

Places, names, or things that you kept.

God told me to tell all these things to you

So happiness would set in and peacefulness, too.

I’m always here, and I’ll always love you.

I never wanted you to be in pain. It’s OK for you to go.

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  • CHIPMUNK on Apr 28, 2011

    lovely poem

  • SittieCates on Apr 28, 2011

    @chipmunk: Thank you, chipmunk.

  • lian rosa on Apr 28, 2011

    A heartbreaking poem. It is painful for a parent to let go of a child that way. :(

  • sanaahmed on Apr 28, 2011

    Greatest Poem good work as well

  • sanataryal on Apr 28, 2011

    Beautiful poem.Thnx for sharing.

  • gvgatchalian on Apr 29, 2011

    Oh sis, I had goosebumps while reading it. I can imagine the pain a mother goes through when a child is sick, how much more a dying one. Such wonderful insights too.

  • FX777222999 on Apr 30, 2011

    Mother’s love always the sweetest of them all! Great poem indeed.

  • Edsss on Apr 30, 2011

    I love my Mom even she’s so annoying and very fierce! I love her with all of my heart!

  • culprit pontiff on May 3, 2011

    I treasure my mom, if we have fights surely I would cry…

  • Charita Gil on May 3, 2011

    Gosh! There is no way that we cannot remember our own experiences with mother taking care of us while we were sick.

    Try Celine Dion’s “Miracle” and “Goodbye’s the Saddest Word.” Listen to them. They seemingly compliment this poem.

  • TaureanGoddess on May 3, 2011

    ** sniff!.. ** Hi, Jackie… Very nice poem, reminded me of so many people close to my heart…

  • real lady on May 3, 2011

    Lovely poem indeed but you made me cry. :’(

  • papaleng on May 3, 2011

    Simply Beautiful!

  • SittieCates on May 4, 2011

    To everyone who left comments, thank you so much. I know that I left a long reply here. I just don’t know where it had gone. Hmmm… Anyway, I’m posting another reply again. Hopefully, this would show up.

    @Lian rosa: Yes, it is definitely a painful experience. I could just imagine what that parent went through.

    @sanaahmed and @sanataryal: Thank you so much.

    @gvgatchalian: Yeah, gv. Embracing the pain and accepting the experience would be really difficult.

    @FX777222999: Thanks. Yes, it is the sweetest.

    @Edsss and @culprit pontiff: Nice to know that you both love your mom that much.

    @Charita Gil: Haven’t heard those songs yet. But will do so. Thanks.

    @TaureanGoddess: Thanks. For a while there, I had to guess who you were. :)

    @real lady: Thanks, sis. I just wanted to capture how much pain the parent had to go through, and find the most simplest of words to convey them.

    @papaleng: Thanks, papaleng.

  • SittieCates on May 4, 2011

    Oh, and to those who “liked” this post in facebook (Catie Jan, Athena Timi, and others) thank you so much.

  • Likha on May 26, 2011

    I was moved. A mother’s love is overwhelming. Nothing like it.

  • isloooboy on Jun 18, 2011

    In our religion its clearly mention that God have given a very unique gift to every women when she become mother which is nothing but LOVE. So Mother is nothing but LOVE and we all must LOVE her too for its this uniqueness. Very nice topic Thanks for sharing

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  • prakash vaghela on Oct 22, 2011

    nice articles

  • girishpuri on Nov 25, 2011

    good one

  • Buzz J on Dec 2, 2011

    I thought I’d find you here, Sittie.

    Very lovely poem. I frequent Wikinut more than Triond.

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