Poetry/Short Stories

The obituary


Dear mama,

I wrote a “script”

For your obituary

A well deserved

Note for the world

To know you

From me



A beautiful creation;

God’s child

Gentle soul

Kind being

Rich heart

With love to give

A smile to share

A friend

A lover;

Daring to outshine “Romeo and Juliet”

Mother of 4

Mother to many…


A tulip

A daisy

A morning glory

A sunflower;

Beauty of all seasons



Just this once

Let me write

And re write

The obituary of u!

Susan McMillan

In memory of my mama.

50 thoughts on “The obituary

    1. Thank you very much. I was a little girl when mama passed, and I have always wanted to write something special in her memory. I am thankful to be able to do that after many years.

  1. What a blessing to be the child of a loving, nurturing mom! I still remember my mom’s special touch – so gentle. I have many wonderful memories stored in my heart and will always to thankful that God gave me such an amazing mom! Your heartfelt words are a gift for today – made my heart happy! Thank you so much for sharing. May God’s peace be with you and your family.

    1. Roshonda, I am so sorry for your loss. Mamas are that special touch that’s hard to let go but I know for a fact that God is faithful to walk with us through those moments. I still miss my mama even after many seasons have passed. Hugs dearest Roshonda πŸ’

  2. So beautiful. What a tribute! One of the hardest things that I had to do was write my mother’s obituary. It was at that point that I realized that I should have asked more questions about her life. Wonderful post!

    1. ❀. Having been 3 when my mama passed, the only memory I ever had of her was her “empty shell”.Over the years I have sought to know who she was through the people that knew her so I could know that part of her as well. So sorry for your loss my dearest. HugsπŸ’

      1. Awwww.. What a warm and sweet comment πŸ’–
        My heart goes out to you–having lost your mother so young.
        I was blessed to have my mother when I needed her most.
        Hugs right back to you! 🌹

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