Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories,
Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice


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Faith Friends by Nancy Haygood, Hospice Poems, Stories of Death and Dignity:"I don't want to say goodbye
Don't want you to see me cry
But in the end, that sweet by and by
We will meet again."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/faith

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Tribute to a Hospice Nurse by E.V. Stankowski, RN, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"When it comes to death and dying
There's a special gift you share
One that Angels all admire
One that goes beyond just care

http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/hn

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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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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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Angels of Mercy, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Sorry if we woke you in the middle of the night But someone in your neighborhood is fighting for his life. Sorry if we block the road and make you turn around, But there's been a bad wreck with dying children on the ground."
http://www.4nursing.com/inspirational-poems-touching-stories-angels-of-mercy.html

Inspirational Categories: Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

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Beatitudes For Aging, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"Blessed are they who understand My faltering steps and palsied hand. Blessed are they who know my ears today must strain to catch the words they say."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/inspiration/beatitudes.for.aging.htm

Inspirational Categories: Affection, Caring, Friendship, Angels In Our Lives, Watching Over Us, Parents & Parenting Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Living Life To The Fullest, Love, Caring, Self Esteem, Self Worth

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Butterfly Courage, by David L. Kuzminski:"Walking down a path through some woods in Georgia in 1977, I saw a water puddle ahead on the path. I angled my direction to go around it on the part of the path that wasn't covered by water and mud. As I reached the puddle, I was suddenly attacked!"
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/courage

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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 Stand At My Grave, Inspirational Poems About Death & Dying:"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on the snow."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/grave

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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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Gone From My Sight, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/sight

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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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I Found Jesus There, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"The surgeon sat beside the boy's bed; the boy's parents sat across from him. "Tomorrow morning," the surgeon began, "I'll open up your heart..." "You'll find Jesus there," the boy interrupted."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/there

Inspirational Categories: Affection, Caring, Friendship, Babies, Children, Infants, Kids, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice Poems, Parents & Parenting, Religious Poems, Christian Stories

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If It Should Be, Animal Poems, Pet Stories:"If it be I grow frail and weak, And pain should wake me from my sleep, then you must do what must be done, for this last battle can't be won."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/be

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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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If There Were No Tomorrow..., Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"I would tell you today
That you are the one that fills my life,
Whose smile I cannot wait to see,
Whose arms I long to have wrapped around me,
Whose lips I live to kiss,
Softly, passionately, in every way."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/were

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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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Life Still Has A Meaning, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"If there is a future there is time for mending- Time to see your troubles coming to an ending."
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/meaning

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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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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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Old Man and His Dog,The, Inspirational Poems, Touching Stories:"An old man and his dog were walking along a country road, enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to the man that he had died. He remembered dying, and realized, too, that the dog had been dead for many years. He wondered where the road would lead them, and continued onward."
http://www.4nursing.com/inspiration-the-old-man-and-his-dog.html

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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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Poetry, Blessings, Toasts, Quotes, Prayers and Words of Comfort, About.com: Death & Dying:"Sometimes, it seems that all you need is the right quote, poem or inspirational message at the right moment to help provide perspective, insight and aid in surviving a loss or crisis. When coping with a death, a significant loss or crisis, it can help to read the words from others who have "been there," coped and survived. This section contains comforting poems and quotes that may be helpful when writing eulogies or obituaries, or used in memorial services, blessing helpful in the healing process, quotes about death and dying and famous last words."
http://dying.about.com/

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