I wrote this poem as a card to let a friend know I was thinking of them when her mother passed away.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Poems about Death

Wings Of The Angels
A gentle wind blew cross the land
Reaching out to take a hand
For on the winds the angels came
Calling out a mother's name.

Left behind, the children's tears
Loving memories of the years
Of joy and love, a life well spent
And now to God a mother's sent.

On angel's wings, a heavenly flight
The journey home, towards the light
To those who weep, a life is gone
But in God's love, 'tis but the dawn.

88 Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)
  • Shelli
    thank you for this. my friend just lost his mom an her funeral is today. everything that i wanted to tell him is in this poem. thank you soo much
  • Norma
    Thanks Mate
  • jess
    this poem means so much to me caues i have lost my mother and it makes me think of all the love she gave me. its a gr8 poem,keep it up!
  • sandra
    i really like this poem because it makes me think of my mom who passed away a month ago.
  • Cat
    My mom is in the midst of cancer now. she will not be with us much longer. she is a beautiful woman and a fabulous mother. it can never be the same here once she is gone. i am spending every minute i can with her. i love her so deeply. i know that she will be in a better place, but i wish she could be well and stay here with us. she has 3 children and 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson on the way any time. if you are a praying person reading this, pray for our mom that she may be in peace.
  • Rebekah
    This poem is amazing and I'm sure that the friend you gave it to was deeply comforted by your kind words. I'm writing a poem about my Grandad for school and I'm finding it really hard, but if my poem ends up half as good as this one I'll be very pleased. A trully wonderfully and touching poem!
  • Sandra
    My dear Mom has been gone nearly a year now and I would like to use this beautiful poem in the memorial for her. It would be in our local newspaper only I hope this is acceptable Tim Chambers name would be acknowledge as the writer. Thank you Sandra
  • Mary
    i really loved your poem. i can totally relate to it. my mom died in 2001 when i was 8. i think that it is an amazing poem. you are very tallented. keep writing more -Mary
  • Theresa
    Very touching. liked it alot
  • luann
    I am really touched by your poem as my Mother passed on Saturday February 24. I wanted to put a poem on a board where some of her pictures willo be. Thank you and God Bless, Luann
  • Melanie
    This poem is beautiful! I too lost my mother recently.
  • Tracy
    Can I post this on my webpage??? as long as a give autrhor credit?? Great Poem!
  • Abrianna
    I think this poem is so beautiful!
  • donna
    It made me cry just reading it. My mother-in-law is 91 and is failing very quickly. The poem made me stop and say a prayer for her. Thank you.
  • kelseaanna
    i lost my mom and the pain is so much deep inside my heart that this poem made me cry hysterical because I miss her so much and the way you wrote this was so beautiful that i coulnt help but cry of joy and sadness thanks.
  • sheena
    this is one of the most beautiful poems that i have read. it really touched me,i lost my mother many years ago. in october this year i lost my sister in law i actually wrote the last verse on her flowers as she meant so much to me thank you.
  • kimberly
    This poem realy touch my heart it reminded me of my aunty she was an angel to me and i remember that pretty smile she use to give us. But sadly she went to heaven and i took that really hard and i'm still taking it hard but it really really touch me.
  • Samantha
    I Love this poem. I thought it was great, it touched me. I lost my Mother 9 years ago, this meant alot to me. I printed this poem out, because i like to collect poems that remind me of the memories of her.
  • Denise
    I loved this poem because I lost my mum two days ago and she always loved Angels and I feel this poem was written for her, it was how she would have wanted to go.
  • Gena
    Very Sweet
  • Lezlie
    Thank you Tim, for the perfect poem to say how I felt the day my mom passed on, she passed over on April 17, 2006. I have been fighting depression ever since. Reading your poem brought tears flooding from my eyes, but gave me hope that there is another side.
  • Steve
    this poem has been well written having lost my Mum only 17 months ago and My Brother only 2 weeks ago it made me feel rather than just slipping away from us they were carried away to a better place thank you this poem has realy helped keep writing kind rgds Steve
  • Patricia
    I really liked this verse becauce it said just what I wanted to say to a friend but couldn't put the words together Thank You
  • Tracy
  • Jacqueline
    this poem really touched my heart cause you see i lost a mother recently and i guess the i'm going to have to expect that shes gone but not for long
  • Peggy
    Tim, this poem brought instant tears to my eyes. You see my husband and I are raising our two grandchildren, 3 1/2 and 10 1/2 years old. Their mother was taken from them in April, 2003 by their father. Very long, heart breaking story. My 10 year old granddaughter has had a very hard time dealing with the loss her mommy, especially around Mother's Day, and other holidays. Her little brother was only 6 months old at the time of his mommy's death, for a better choice of words, but, recently. has been asking for his "mommy". This broke my heart as, I know, he is coming to the age where he see the difference in mommy and nana (me). I try to explain to both of them that mommy now lives in Heaven, way, way up in the sky with Jesus, but watches over them everyday. I teach them that one day, our Lord will come to get us to take us to Heaven, too and we all will be together. This Mother's Day, we are going to do something special. The kids will make a Mother's Day card and I will get a big Happy Mother's Day balloon filled with helieum. We will attach the card to the balloon and while we are visiting mommy's gravesite, the children will let the balloon go up, up into the sky to mommy. These two children are my life, as well as my husbands. We don't understand "why" this had to happen, and would do anything to turn the clock back, but know that's not possible. However, my husband and I have been given a precious gift by being able to love, guide and cherish the two little people. Your poem says what my Granddaughter has said over and over, Mommy is an Angel and sometimes she can feel she is close to her. Wonderful expression of how even little people feel when they loose their mommy at such a fragile age. Thank you. I will print this out for my granddaughter as I know she will love it!
  • mathew
    hi. my name is mat. im 15 turning 16 on may 7. my mother just past away on feb. 6. my mom had diabeties/thioroid/arthoritas/and heart problems. it's alot i know. she admitted her self into the hospital on friday feb. 3 because she had been coughing hard every night and couldnt sleep at all. i gave ger a big hug and a kiss;so did my 16 month baby sister;and my grandma. friday night was the last time i saw her. i cry almost every night now but it going away. i say to my self that me and my mom will meet again. this poem here relates to me in a way. snd helps me stay strong so i can make my mom proud;cause i know shes watching down on me.
  • Amy
    My beloved grandmother died yesterday and we are all circling around the void her passing has left. I wanted to read a poem at her funeral and finding this poem was clearly meant to be. I know she would've loved it. Thank you for writing such beautiful words. My mother will take a lot of comfort from this too.
  • Deanna
    Dear MR. Chambers, I was very touched. I was looking for a beautiful poem to put in my Mothers Memory Book. I found it. Thank You
    This poem is very touching. Lost my mom to cancer in 2004.
  • angelique
    What a remarkable touching poem. How true to the heart. Thank you
  • Christina
    I love this poem . i touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. i lost my mother last year.
  • D
    Beautiful. Thank you!
  • bethany
    i loved it. my friend lost her mom last year, and i thought of her as a mother and this really captured the day it happened
  • Jessica
    My aunt passed away in January of 2006. she died of cancer and she left behind two beautiful children. this poem really touched my heart.
  • michelle
    this touched my heart as i lost my mum 12yrs ago and still to this very day have not gotten over her,and i miss her every day i live.
  • Paulien
    wonderful poem
  • Michelle
    I loved this poem and I thought it was one of the best. It really touched me and I had to imediatly print it out. I think i read it 5 times.
  • shannon
    very nice, perfect for a card. i found it versitle also. you could replace daughter or son for mother and vise versa.
  • charlotte
    im 16 and i lost my mum 2 years ago to cancer. the poem reminds me of the brilliant person she was and how she would be a perfect candidate for an angel in heaven. i miss her so much but this poem provides that bit of inner peace we need to keep us going knowing she is in a better place and is no longer suffering. Thankyou, it's touched deep inside. i've actually written it down and i know i will keep it in my bag at all times. xxx
  • Tracey
    I think this poem is beautiful,sad but tender. I would love to have someone who thinks so compassionately of the feelings of others feel that need to express their sentiments. This poem made me cry,thank you,Tim, it was beautiful
  • Karen
    Your poem hits heart. I lost my mother Dec. 12th 2003 I miss her alot. Though I know her spirits are here. She died at the age of 69 of kidney failure & heart disease. It was very sudden. We did not know that she was going to heaven, but i do know now that she is in less pain and with my dad. Thank you sharing that the angels are taking care of my parents. I miss them both very much. I am 35 yrs old and not having a mother or father is hard, but my family is helping me cope. Thank you for helping me see the way.
  • Julia
    I losed my "Mama" on Nov 19th. I wish I could write poems. This poem is one of few that makes me feel comforted. Thank you for sharing this poem for free.
  • muriel
    just lost my mom---this is so great
  • Mya
    Hi, My name is Mya. Im crying right now because a really really good friend of mine had passed away because of brain cancer that killed her and she's only 15 years old. She was such a sweet heart to everyone
  • kelly
    this poem touches the heart
  • Tennille
    I haven't lost my mother yet, however she has lung cancer and bone cancer and is not expected to live only 6 short months. I was looking on the web to find a poem that I could give to her now but instead I found this one. I love this poem and when the time comes that god does take her. I will want to read this at her funeral.
  • Rozane
    My mother passed away 5 weeks this Friday. I believe an angel came and got her, the angel being my son who died in 1989 aged two and a half years.
  • Pat
    Having just lost my mum, this poem gave me great comfort thank you tim it says it all for those of us in our hour of darkness
  • Pearl
    This poem really touched our hearts with my family. Thank you for such beautiful words
  • Heather
    Your poem was amazing. I really loved it. It was very inspiring and I think you have an amazing talent!
  • Linda
    Your poem is remarkable. It says just want I want to have our son say to his best little buddie who lost his mother on Thursay June 24, 2004. This is a very hard time not only for the children but all involved. We are making a "Mom" box and we are hoping to get permission from you to place a copy or your poem in her box. You have no idea by your writing how many people you have touched. Thanks!
    This is such a beautifully written poem. It completely touched my heart.
  • MarySue
    I recently lost my mother to luncg cancer, she passed in Sept , i've searched and searched for a poem i could add to my scrap book of memories , I came to your site and found not only one but many . I want to thank you for sharing your beautiful poems they are very touching
  • Autumn
    I loved this poem, because I know exactly what it is like to loose a mother, My younger brother and I just lost our mother almost 1 year ago to cancer. And this poem was beautiful.
  • dionne
    it is bueatiful it was sent to us by a dear friend as my mother-in-law has just died and it says everything that was needed to be said by all 3 of her children, they all loved it and it touched there hearts enough to be read out by a member of the family in church
  • Sue
    I lost my mother when I was 13 and now I 'm about to be 26 and get married and this poem really brings a type of closure that I just recently started to feel.
  • Vernita
    I liked the poem, because I was looking for a poem to put next to my mother's picture in my photo album. My mother passed away on April 21, 2001. I miss her dearly and really loved my mom. If there was one wish in the world, that would be to have my mom back.
  • Priscilla
    I lost my mother to pancreatic cancer the end of March 2003. I am still having a hard time and I am trying to learn to live without the most important person in my life. Your poem was beautiful and touching, I only wish I found it earlier so it could have been read at her service. Thank you for sharing it with us. It will go in my scrapbook that I made in remembrance of my Mom.
  • chris
    Tim, I lost a friend yesterday, she was murdered by a horrible person who could not stand to lose someone he loved. She has left behind two children and her husband, your poem is beautiful and I will share it with her family. Thank you for your words. In memory of Tracy
  • Emma-May
    I loved your poem, my best friends mother passed away on th 5th August 2003, and I want to let her know how much I care, and your poem gave me the words to do so. Thinking Of You Joanna. xoxo
  • Karla
    Dear Tim, Your poem was very well written and it had special meaning for me because my mom died on July 14, 2003, just over a month ago. Thank you for sharing your talent.
  • natasha
    it touched me alot. it made it more touching knowing that some one you knew lost a mother or loved one
  • Terri
    I lost my mother and few days ago and this poem hit me like a rock. This is an EXCELLENT, well written poem that says it all.
  • Beth
    My mother just recently passed away, and I came across this poem and it touched my heart in more ways than one! Thank you!
  • Char
    Your poem was very touching.
  • Erika
    I liked this poem because I could relate to this poem I recently lost my mother in a car accident. It was a horrible loss for me! Luckily I had friends like the author to help me get thorough it!
  • Seargent.
    Thanks for the poem, im a american soldier. Its christmas eve and i found out my grandma passed.In her final days she swears she saw angels. and youre poem help me through a tough time.its hard for a line soldier to this stuff, and i would like to say youre poem at her funeral.Because you wrote what i feel. Thanks
  • Amy
    This is a very lovely poem. I wish that I had as much skill as you do with words. I write some poems, but yours bets them all.
  • Sandi
    I was searching for a poem with just the right touch and I read your poem and it brought tears to my eyes. But the best part was that they were happy tears and that was what I was looking for. Thank you!
  • me
    i love this poem, very well written
    Loved the poem. Very touching to the heart.
  • Kay
    This poem is so great. My father just died it helped me a lot because I was able to change mother into father and still get the meaning.
  • Missy
    VERY WELL WRITTEN,Tim! I have been reading dozens of poems at this site, without shedding a tear; but this one, choked me up! I lost my Mother 10 months ago, and have only been able to TRY and move on, knowing that she is now an "ANGEL"! Someone has a VERY "special" friend; that is YOU!!!
  • sarah
    this poem is really touching..you really cared about ur friend's mom
  • becky
    this poem broght tears to my eyes, it was very beautiful
  • Joseph
    I just recently lost my mother in March. This has help me in relizing that other people feel the same pain and loss that my family has felt. Thank you for words of comfort
  • Ann
    My Mother passed away yesterday.Thank you for such a beautiful poem.
  • Bridgitte
    My mother, 52, just died and we watched her go from being alive and alert to slipping into a coma and this poem really brought peace to me, knowing that she is in a place where angels are.
  • Denise
    A very touching poem. I really like the last sentence. It gives hope in a hopeless seeming time. Well done job. Not too mushy, just the right touch of emotion.
  • Stephanie
    that was great I loved it!!!!
  • Linda
    This is a wonderful poem...
  • christina
    I think this poem is awesome i could only dream of writing something like that
  • Debbie
    I recently lost my grandma and this poem was a great comfort to me!Keep up the great work!!
  • Tess
    This poem shows such deep compassion.
  • Sue
    A beautiful poem. Tim is a masterful poet. I am sure he is treasured by all his friends.
  • Dawn
    This poem brought tears to my eyes, I lost my mother a few years ago but was looking for something to comfort a friend who just lost her mother on Christmas eve in a car accident. Thank you & God Bless You.

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