Caregiver Poems to Warm Your Heart

This is a list of caregiver poems that I have found. I will continue to add more over time. Note that these are not my own work. The original creator is noted before and after each poem along with the source.

Caregiver Poems to Warm Your Heart

McCurley  Huff  Goulding  Brennan  Mysendoff  Dyar  Schlitt  Eileen  Kimberly  Pilot  Finegan  Johnson  Anonymous

Caregiver by Lee McCurley

I am the caregiver, the watcher, the guide

I walk down the hall with you by my side

a smile, a laugh, a hug or embrace

I watch the worry fall away from your face

I am the caregiver, the watcher, the guide

I walk down the hall with you by my side

I am your compass, your shinning north star

I try to remind you of just who you are

I am the caregiver, the watcher, the guide

I walk down the hall with you by my side

Pictures and letters, music of old

keep your mind warm and away from the cold

I am the caregiver, the watcher, the guide

I walk down the hall with you by my side

the routine of night shows no wear and tear

the light of the morning so soon will be here.

By Lee McCurley

Source: https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/poem-caregiver/


Caregiver Poem by Ryann Huff

The heart of a caregiver is a rare element on earth

They define the true meaning and value of God's worth

The soul of a caregiver is precious and pure

Their spirits are heavenly, of that I am sure

The selfless compassion and love that they share

Provides relief, joy, and comfort just knowing they're there

Their efforts often unnoticed, full of strength and emotion

Bring peace to the heavens with angelic devotion

Many nights they are restless, their minds filled with unease

Because they devote their lives to tend to others' needs

There is none more deserving than one with the caregiver ability

They show peace, love, and mercy and give our loved ones dignity

Caregiver, a special place in heaven is waiting for you

There is a special place inside my heart that is reserved for you, too

Thank you for everything, all of it, and more

I pray someone so kind is there for you when you knock on God's door

You are loved and respected and cherished

And I wouldn't have known what to do without you

By Ryann Huff

Source: https://caregiver.com/cg-community/careverses/caregiver-poem/


A Caregiver Poem by Siv Goulding

Fulfilling a promise,

toiling through thin and thick.

Commitments abounding

to family, friends, work and all.

No time to smell roses or savor the sunset.

Feelings suppressed, from dreams unfulfilled,

Intimacy shattered and memories erased,

friendships faded and love encaged.

Release yourself from frustration and anger.

Release yourself from the burden of guilt!

Let the tears roll free, to let out all the sadness.

Give others a chance to share in the care,

a chance to give back before it's too late.

Link up with the world,

refresh your perspective.

Dare caring for you, both your body and soul.

Release yourself to be who you are,

with dreams to fulfill while able and strong.

Embrace your life, the gift you were given,

you are not to be blamed for your loved one's decline.

Renewed, you can blossom,

freed up from the burden of guilt and despair.

Reborn, love can flourish,

and your care can become a blessing to share.

By Siv Goulding

Source: https://www.sharethecare.org/caregiver-poem/


My Caregiving Friend by Tim Brennan

When I was lost, you showed the way.

When I was frightened, you calmed fear away.

You made me laugh, when I wanted to cry.

I fail so often and you tell me; "Just try."

You are my friend, and I forgot your name.

I called for help and it was you; who came...

The time is short and soon, I must go.

There's just one thing left for you to know.

The sun and rain help to make a garden grow.

The garden grew well, now winter threatens snow.

And so, I leave with a final, loving refrain,

You are the sunshine - I am the rain...

By Tim Brennan

Source: https://www.alzheimers.net/poem-my-caregiving-friend/


We Are Caregivers For Life by Mysendoff.com

We were once known as undertakers, undertaking a calling others would not.

We are now funeral directors, giving caring direction so those gone aren't forgot.

We are frontline supporters who know the path we'll all take.

We guide families through loss with the choices they make.

We provide answers to questions with a personal touch.

We help celebrate a life that still means so much.

We serve those who have left, comforting those left behind.

We promise to be understanding, compassionate, and kind.

We arrange funerals with good judgement that help start the journey.

We bring comfort and confidence so our families needn't worry.

We understand it's alright to shed tears, have regrets, and sorrow.

We provide a harbor of calm offering hope for tomorrow.

We know that loving and losing is all part of living.

We ensure a gathering takes place so others can share in the giving.

We help those who remain remember their loved ones now gone.

We encourage good memories with tribute, tradition, and song.

We give strength and support to the families we serve.

We work hard to provide the dignity we know they deserve.

We are caregivers for life who also care for the dead.

We share with the living where our life's calling has led.

By mysendoff.com

Source: https://mysendoff.com/2013/09/we-are-caregivers-for-life/


Someone's Caregiver! by Donna Dyar

Being a caregiver I am more than just an employee, I am a friend, a best friend, and to some I am even considered family.

I am someone's caregiver and I am their hope, their strength, their courage, I am their hero, I am their life, I am their everything!

I am someone's caregiver and I help them do the things they can't do anymore, I help them get out of bed, I help them eat, I help them get bathed, I help them dress, I help them walk, I help them clean, I help them read, I am their driver, I help them think, I help them remember!

I am someone's caregiver and they are more than just a job to me, they are my friend, my best friend, and my family, they are my hope, my strength, my courage, my hero, they are my life, and they are my everything. I am their caregiver and I love them.

By Donna Dyar

Source: https://www.guide-to-elder-care.com/someones-caregiver-.html


In Case I Forget by Lisa Schlitt

In case I forget to kiss you goodnight,

Or hold your hand gently in mine,

Just wrap me tightly inside your arms,

And remember the happier times.

In case I forget when glancing at you,

The one, who makes me complete,

Alzheimer's may have won with my mind,

But my heart it will never defeat.

In case I forget the children we've raised,

Or the hundreds of stories I've told,

Shed not a tear, "for plessed are we,

Who forget one day we are old."

In case I forget to tell you how much,

You're cherished and treasured each day.

My best friend beside me to brighten the path,

And carry me all of the way.

I may greet you someday, with questioning eyes

As a stranger with whom I've just met,

Still, I love you my darling with all of my heart,

Remember...In case I forget.

By Lisa Schlitt

Source: https://autumngrove.com/caregiver-poems/


The Caregivers by Eileen

Unknown to others all around

But truly known to only one

Energy and listening abound

For them your work is never done

Providing not just care but love

Keeping a smile hiding a tear

One is watching from above

You are holding back their fear

When all is said and done

From the earth this one is gone

Family members to you will tell

Dear caregiver, you've done well

By Eileen

Source: https://www.scrapbook.com/poems/doc/48077.html


Visiting Angel by Kimberly W.

I am blessed and I am grateful

To have a job that doesn't seem like work

Because of all the many perks

I know this job came from above

Because it is one I very much love

The only thing that makes me blue

Is that sometimes I really miss you

Some call me a visiting angel

And I wish I did have wings

So I could see you more often

And we could have time for things

So don't think I have forgotten

Don't think I do not care

Because my love for you

Will always be right here

I am needed somewhere else right now

So when you think of me, please say a prayer

And you will see I will come visit as soon as I am free

By Kimberly W.

Source: http://www.shieldhealthcare.com/community/caregivers/2012/04/19/visiting-angel-a-caregivers-poem/


Lessons from a Caregiver by Elder Pilot

Happiness is inevitable, she said,

I don't wake up joyful every morning.

I find beauty in the little things.

Happiness is everywhere,

If we are open to possibilities.

Sadness is inevitable, she said,

There will be tears and trials,

There will be sorrows and pain,

But sadness brings appreciation,

Of brighter days and rainbows waiting.

Fear is inevitable, she said,

Because we cannot predict the future.

We can only use our best judgment,

And embrace life as a gift,

Bequeathed, and measured, by the moments.

Anger is inevitable she said,

There will always be others contrary,

To the path that we have defined as ours.

Forgiveness of self, is without question

And forgiveness of others facilitates healing.

Mistakes are inevitable, she said,

We are human beings, no more, no less,

And suffering relates to our imperfections.

But errors yield strength and discovery,

And the recognition that love outweighs pain.

Death is inevitable, she said,

But those who have walked before me,

Were neither stronger, nor weaker,

And because of this, I am not alone.

I will face the journey with grace and dignity.

How do you keep your faith I said,

In a world where so many injustices prevail?

Open your eyes and yield, she said.

Each breath is a blessing, gifted by your maker,

And you are but a rain drop, in a perfect storm.

By Elder Pilot

Source: http://www.elderpilot.com/site/blog/2017/03/02/requiem-of-a-caregiver-when-a-loved-one-is-living-with-dementia


My Daughter, My Caregiver by Sylvia Finegan

You wore buttons and bows, timid and shy;

Such a sweet little girl, apple of my eye.

You loved pretty dresses, all frilly with lace;

Your eyes seemed to dance in your beautiful face.

We were best friends through your teen years;

I shared your excitement and wiped away tears.

Now you're a woman, with your own family;

But with all that you do, you still make time for me.

You call or come over nearly every day;

Just to make sure that I am okay.

You take great care of me, that is for sure;

I am very blessed to have you, for a daughter!

By Sylvia Finegan

Source: https://sclero.org/scleroderma/support/caregivers/cards/daughter-caregiver.html


Hospice by Caroline Johnson

When you watch someone die, you must sit up close and open your heart to pronounce each vowel, you must let your loved one embrace the air, let his arm extend towards infinity, you must help him touch the stars.

When you watch your father die, remember it is a privilege to stroke his stone cheek, to kiss his forehead, to tuck his hair behind his ears. You must try not to be so important, you must wave when he decides to leave.

When you watch a bomber pilot die, who once got lost in the threshold of a dream, remember he no longer needs his walker, his cane, his wheelchair. Remember there will come a day when he will no longer need you, will no longer need his body, though you will pray for him to bring back the light as he flies past one thousand sunrises in the sky.

By Caroline Johnson

Source: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/mqr/2018/10/triptych-in-color-on-caroline-johnsons-the-caregiver/


Blessed Are They by Anonymous

Blessed are they who understand

My faltering step and shaking hand.

Blessed are they who know my ears today

Must strain to hear the things they say.

Blessed are they who seem to know

My eyes are dim and my answers slow.

Blessed are they who look away

When my tea was spilled at the table today.

Blessed are they wh with a cheery smile

Will stop to chat for a little while.

Blessed are they who never say

"You've told that story twice today."

Blessed are they who know my ways

And bring back memories of yesterdays.

Blessed are they who ease the days

And care for me in loving ways.

Blessed are they who make it known

I'm loved, respected, and not alone.

By Anonymous

Source: https://www.guide-to-elder-care.com/poems-about-elder-care.html


Are there any caregiver poems you would like to share? Let me know in the comments below. Hopefully they will warm the hearts of others.

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