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Best Hospice Poems

Below are the all-time best Hospice poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of hospice poems written by PoetrySoup members


Working in The Hospice
To Work In A Hospice Just Be There and Care.

Bring yourself, It's all that you have and it's real,
Everyone needs to be understood and to...

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Categories: hospice, caregiving, grief, loss, engagement,
Form: Acrostic



Premium Member Final Days- Hospice 2-26-02
He was angry when they came
   And said he wouldn’t go.
“You can’t make me leave this house!”
   “I’ll fight you all,...

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Categories: hospice, dad, death, family,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Wild Rose
This bridge has arched the lake's narrows
for a century, flanked on either side
by Autumn trees shedding their faded leaves,
blowing with the first snowflakes
across gray stones...

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Categories: hospice, death, memory, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Are Flowers for Picking
Are Flowers for Picking?

I question myself,
silently standing beside
the quaint wooden kiosk 
in the centre of the square.
My eyes scan the freshly 
picked assortment of roses,...

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Categories: hospice, flower,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What I Should Have Said Then
Remember that night, one of so many of course
When the waitress asked if we were on our first date
We’d talked for three hours till our...

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Categories: hospice, devotionwords, day, friend, me,
Form: Quatrain



As Comfortable As Possible
Closure eludes my clasp 
Love wilts, somehow lasts
The destination beyond my grasp

The dream decays day by day 
Your light, which never fades
Simply stopped shinning my...

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© Nathan D.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hospice, depression, fear, feelings, longing, lost love,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member MISTAKEN THAT YOU LOVED ME
'My' biggest mistake was being born a girl 
I was never going to meet your expectations for you wanted a
Son and you got me ...mum...

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Categories: hospice, childhood, discrimination, father daughter, growing up,
Form: Acrostic
Leave Me Now
Always leaning against the sycamore
Where leaves and shadows play upon your face
Standing solitary in evenings's softened light
You touched me once
In the midst of siren sounds...

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Categories: hospice, lifeme,
Form: Free verse
Oatmeal Sunday Morning
I feigned taking a bite
attempting, of course, to convince her

oatmeal was yummy, "good for her"
necessary          ...

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Categories: hospice, life,
Form: I do not know?
AlphaBet Constructs 3 2 1
Annotated Achilles amends fallen frame amputees

Bulimic Barbies browse media monkey banalities

Cameo clouds cling to beaded breath curios

Dopamine dreams delineate check cash desires

Echo endophfins eulogize bullet...

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Categories: hospice, analogy, beautiful, body, corruption, courage, culture,
Form: ABC
Another Crossroad
Another crossroad.
Invalids weep when 
wearing another's
soiled diapers suddenly 
disappear.
In spite of the battered off-chance -
from a despondent interruption;
I'm the exposed exception.

Coarse fingers bleed.
My wheelchair spokes...

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© John Heck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hospice, deathme,
Form: Free verse
Lighting My Candle From Within
I light my candle from within the more I give to you,

An inner strength builds inside, it fills my empty soul,

The encompassing love present when...

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© Lee Ramage  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hospice, caregiving, introspection, love,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member The Parting
I took you for your final walk
On that crisp and sunny day
The blanket round your 
shoulders
To keep the chill at bay

We didn't talk the way...

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Categories: hospice, bereavement
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member ANGELS
hospice nursing staff
comfort the sick and dying
angels without wings

Dedicated to the staff at the local hospice who cared so tenderly for my dad in his...

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Categories: hospice, angel, appreciation, care, death,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Miracles Rain From Heaven
It came into existence from the breath of God 
Just look at animals, people, trees, and look at a bird
The blind will begin to see
People...

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Categories: hospice, devotion, faith, family, hope, inspirational, life,
Form: Rhyme
Time Marches On
Time marches on
Change is coming

Clinging to Mom's bosom
First steps
Skinned Knees
First bike ride
School
First kiss
First date
Wedding
First child
Babies
Family
Life

Time marches on
Change is coming

Silver hair
Crow's feet
Wedding
First grandchild
Clinging to Grandma's bosom
Babysitting...

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Categories: hospice, change, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Leave Me Now
Leave Me Now
Always leaning against the sycamore
Where leaves and shadows play upon your face
Standing solitary in evenings's softened light
You touched me once
In the midst of...

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Categories: hospice, death, introspection,
Form: Blank verse
A Wish Unfulfilled
I came to your hospice,
  I came here to die

I came for my family
  a final goodbye

I broke that one promise,
  I...

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Categories: hospice, death, life, thanks,
Form: Rhyme
Losing Someone to Cancer
I did speak with them, seemed very confused.

Apparently from what I have been told,
the cancer has gotten worse, and has 
began invading the rest of...

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Categories: hospice, death, family, health, life, love, passion,
Form: Narrative
I heard the owl call my name
I heard the owl call my name,
like a backbeat in a child's voice,
etched in shadows of a father's grave,

lonely echoes on a frosted night...

at dawn...

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Categories: hospice, dream, war, , cute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Wound That Never Heals
Science can’t save you, neither can religion,
at least Popper and Niebuhr, philosophers and poets,
are entertainers, which is why actors and athletes
are paid so much. Thanks...

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Categories: hospice, christian, husband, mother, music, night, prayer,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Final Days 2-15-02, 8:00 AM
Well, Pop is resting now.

He didn’t get to go home on Thursday. The Oncologist 
wanted him to have either Hospice or Home Health Care.
 ...

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Categories: hospice, dad, death,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Final Days- Decisions 2-25-02
Mom is becoming very tired.
She has trouble remembering
   The meds Pop takes—and when.
A lot of good it does to remember.
We have found pills...

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Categories: hospice, dad, family,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Happy Seventy First Anniversary
The Alphabet Contest
Sponsor: Alfred Vassallo

A Is For Anniversary

Their love story began on April twenty-third, nineteen forty-five,
    two young lovers vowed eternity before...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hospice, anniversary, children, grandparents, happy,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member His Room
His Room
by Edmund Siejka
                     ...

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Categories: hospice, life,
Form: Narrative