Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories,
Bereavement, Grief, Sadness, Sorrow

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Affection, Caring, Friendship
Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency
Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us
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Babies, Children, Infants, Kids
Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow
Computers & The Internet
Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems
Dependability, Honesty, Reliability, Virtues
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
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Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth
Love, Marriage, Matrimony, Loving Partners
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Poverty, Wealth & Riches
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A Self-Pitying Woman Beneath An Old Willow Tree:"The park bench was deserted as I sat down to read beneath the long, straggly branches of an old willow tree. Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown, for the world was intent on dragging me down."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/inspiration/a_self-pitying_woman_beneath_an_old_willow_tree.htm

Inspirational Categories: Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us Babies, Children, Infants, Kids Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow

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A Trip To The Supermarket, Inspiration Poems, Touching Stories:"I walked into the grocery store not particularly interested in buying groceries. I wasn't hungry. The pain of losing my husband of 37 years was still too raw. And this grocery store held so many sweet memories."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/inspiration/a.trip.to.the.supermarket.htm

Inspirational Categories: Affection, Caring, Friendship, Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Love, Marriage, Matrimony, Loving Partners

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After A While, by Veronica Shoffstall:"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning And company doesn't mean security."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/while

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All The Time In The World, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. "That's my son over there," she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/inspiration/all.the.time.in.the.world.htm

Inspirational Categories: Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Living Life To The Fullest, Parents & Parenting

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Always Say I Love You, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Brittney loved basketball Friends and parties too And when it came to painting That's all she wanted to do."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/inspiration/always_say_i_love_you.htm

Inspirational Categories: Affection, Caring, Friendship, Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Living Life To The Fullest, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth, Parents & Parenting

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An Angel Kiss, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"An Angel kissed my tears away today when I was sad. I wasn't feeling quite myself my day had been so bad."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/kiss

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Comforting Angels, Angels Watching Over Us Poems:"An Angel kissed my tears away today when I was sad. I wasn't feeling quite myself my day had been so bad."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/comforting

Inspirational Categories: Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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Death Is Nothing At All, Poems About Death & Dying, Loss:"Death is nothing at all...
I have only slipped away to the next room...
I am I and you are you...
Whatever we were to each, that we are still."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/nothing

Inspirational Categories: Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Living Life To The Fullest

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Do Not Judge Too Hard, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Pray don't find fault with the man who limps Or stumbles along the road Unless you have worn the shoes that hurt Or struggled beneath his load."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/hard

Inspirational Categories: Ambition, Determination, Persistence, Resiliency, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Dependability, Honesty, Reliability, Virtues, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth

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Earthbound Angel, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Occasionally, we are graced with the presence of an earth bound Angel. They are unable to stay with us for long, but while they do, they bring unprecedented joy and happiness to all they touch."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/earthbound

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Fire (The), Inspirational Poems, Parenting Stories:
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/fire

Inspirational Categories: Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us, Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Dependability, Honesty, Reliability, Virtues, Parents & Parenting, Poverty, Wealth & Riches

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God Knows..., Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"When you are tired and discouraged from fruitless efforts...God knows how hard you have tried."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/knows

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Hummingbird Man, The by Nancy Haygood, Hospice Poems, Stories of Death and Dignity:"He shows me tomatoes red cherries, neatly hoed,
He naps in the sun, soaks up heat, sky aglow.
"Meet my new pup," proudly, "she's for squirreling."
His pain burns deep, he hides it, buried, gnawing."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/hummingbird

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If Roses Grew In Heaven, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"If roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my daughters arms and tell her they're from me."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/roses

Inspirational Categories: Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Motherhood, Mothering, Moms, Parents & Parenting, Prayers, Requests, Praying, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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Inheritance, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"There is a lovely story told about a famous art collector who learned that his son had been killed in the war, killed saving the life of another soldier. Some time past and the soldier who survived and who himself was an amateur painter, gave the art collector a simple portrait he'd sketched of his son. It was nothing like a masterpiece but it became very special to the man in his loneliness."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/inheritance

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Loan (The), Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:""I'll lend you for a little time, A child of mine," God said; "For you to love the while he lives, And mourn for when he's dead. It may be four or five years, Or twenty-two or three But will you, 'till I call him back Take care of him for Me?"
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/loan

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Men Do Cry, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"I heard quite often "men don't cry" though no one ever told me why So when I fell and skinned a knee, no one came by to comfort me."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/men

Inspirational Categories: Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Parents & Parenting

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Miracle of A Brother's Song, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. They found out that the new baby was going to be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael sang to his sister in Mommy's tummy. He was building a bond of love with his little sister before he even met her."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/miracle

Inspirational Categories: Affection, Caring, Friendship, Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us, Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow

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Momma Says Its For You by Phyllis Caldwell:"Pappy was a pleasant-looking old fellow. He had the whitest hair which he kept neatly cut and combed. His eyes were blue, though faded with age, and they seemed to emit a warmth from within."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/momma

Affection, Caring, Friendship, Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us, Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Parents & Parenting, Poverty, Wealth & Riches

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My Brother Has Fallen, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"My Brother has fallen; no, I don't know his name. Have not the same parents still family all the same. He lives in this town, I live in another, It doesn't really matter 'cause this man is my Brother."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/fallen

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My First Christmas In Heaven, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"I see the countless Christmas Trees around the world below, with tiny lights, like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear, for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/my

Inspirational Categories: Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us, Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Holiday Thoughts, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Etc., Living Life To The Fullest, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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Nothing Is More Important Than Relationships:"I sat next to the bed of old man, a friend for over twenty years, and held his hand. Hal was dying. We both knew these next few days would be his last. We spent time reminiscing about his long and fruitful career as a church pastor. We talked about old friends. We chatted about his family. And I listened as he offered sage wisdom and advice to a member of a "younger generation."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/relationships

Categories: Affection, Caring, Friendship, Bereavement, Grief, Sadness, Sorrow, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Living Life To The Fullest, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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Ode To A Friend, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"When you are sad I will dry your tears. When you are scared I will comfort your fears."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/ode

Inspirational Categories: Affection, Caring, Friendship, Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth

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Remember Me, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"To the sorrowful, I will never return To the angry, I was cheated But, to the happy, I am at peace And to the faithful, I have never left."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/me

Inspirational Categories: Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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Sarah's Tears by Tony Collins, LVN:"Late one December night on the cancer ward the halls were quiet and solemn, the patients were asleep and most of the visitors were gone. The nurses were gathered about the nurse's station preparing for shift change. Sarah, one of the nurses, was especially tired, having worked seven straight 12 hour days. The kids had needs, her husband had been laid off, and the house payment was due."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/inspire.inspirational.inspiration.sarahs.tears.htm

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The Hummingbird Man by Nancy Haygood, Hospice Poems, Stories of Death and Dignity:"He shows me tomatoes red cherries, neatly hoed,
He naps in the sun, soaks up heat, sky aglow.
"Meet my new pup," proudly, "she's for squirreling."
His pain burns deep, he hides it, buried, gnawing."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/hummingbird

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To The One Left Behind, Bereavement Poems, Stories of Grief:"Here my body lies But I am gone I'm sorry I left you behind I ask you to carry on."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/behind

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Too True, Too Often, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Too often we don't realize
we have until it is gone
Too often we wait too late to say
"I'm sorry - I was wrong."

http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/often

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Why? Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Perhaps one day we'll understand Why God decided to take your hand And lead you into Heaven above surrounded by his tender love."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/why

Inspirational Categories: Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Sorrow, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Parents & Parenting, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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Why Mothers Cry, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories: "Why are you crying?" a son asked his mom. "Because I'm a mother," she told him. "I don't understand," he said. His mom just hugged him and said, "You never will!"
http://www.4nursing.com/inspirational-poems-touching-stories-why-mothers-cry.html

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Women Are Beautiful, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy And laugh when they are nervous."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/beautiful

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A Thanksgiving Prayer for Grieving Families, Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial:"Dear Father who art in Heaven...Please join our family on this Thanksgiving day And bless each one as we sit down to pray As we remember those who have joined You above So dearly missed and deeply loved."
http://www.heavenlylights.homestead.com/Thanksgiving.html

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The Jelly Bean Poem....For Grieving Families (Easter), Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial:"RED is for my love for you that will never sever.... For love is not measured by the time we had together... but whats in our hearts forever."
http://www.heavenlylights.homestead.com/jellybeans.html

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Peter Cottontail For A Cure..., Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial:"Here Comes Peter Cottontail... Hopping down the bunny trail... Hippity Hop...Easters on its way..."
http://www.geocities.com/griefpoetry/easter.html

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Twas The Night Before Christmas rewritten for childhood disease, Heavenly Lights Childrens Memorial:"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, But some childrens stockings were missing this year."
http://www.heavenlylightspoetry.homestead.com/christmas.html

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When We Share, Caring For Others, Sharing Our Hopes, Fears, Feelings:"When we share laughter, there's twice the fun;
When we share success, we've surpassed what we've done.
When we share problems, there's half the pain;
When we share tears, a rainbow follows rain."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/share/

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