Family Death Poem

I wrote this poem for my father-in-law when he passed away in 2004, his children decided that they wanted it printed on his memorial folder for the funeral.

Gone Away

© Diana Blokzyl
An Angel whispered
take my hand and
come with me
you're work here is done.

I went away to a place
where there's no tears, nor sorrow
only laughter and smiles,
there will always be a Tomorrow.

As I move amongst the clouds.
I'll look down and smile upon you,
while the angels
sing a heavenly song.

I am not alone
all who went before
are here
they awaited my return.

I know you'll grieve
and wish I was still here
I am here in the memories
you hold dear.

Remember how much I
love you
and know I took your
love with me.

I did not wish for
you to cry, nor feel sad.
My pain is gone and
I am Free!

Soon you'll come to me
until then
God will be with you
Just as He's with me.

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Published: Aug 2008

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  • My Aunt just past away tonight and you poem helped me to understand and to not cry for her but to be happy for her. Thank you.

    Jessica Submitted Feb 2009
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  • Thank you my brother died and its his birthday soon thank you from Sasha

    Sasha, London Submitted Jan 2010
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  • Well I lost a friend about a month ago and he died young. He was just in the 8th grade with me. I had every class with him. This poem reminded me that he's ok and he has no pain anymore and that I will see him again and never have to say goodbye. He was so funny and it's hard to believe he's gone, but he will always be like a bro so I love and miss you bub

    Kaitlyn, WV Submitted Mar 2010
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  • Well, my grandad was in perfect health but unfortunately he has passed away and just remember that life is like a moving cycle...people die and people get born. You cant change the way the cycle moves but you can pray for all your loved ones who have gone missing. I know you must be thinking I'm crazy! and how can we just accept that fact but we have to. We cant make people not die and all. Remember this quote and say it to your loved once everyday!

    '' IF YOU LIVE TIL YOUR 100 I WANT TO LIVE TIL IM 100 MINUS ONE DAY SO THAT I CAN BE WITH YOU FOREVER AND NEVER GO EVEN ONE DAY WITHOUT SEEING U! I LOVE YOU! :) ''

    Riana, Dubai Submitted Mar 2010
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  • This is absolutely beautiful, I am 17 and my uncle who was my best friend just passed. This poem is amazing.

    Theresa, New York Submitted Mar 2010
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  • I lost my grandad recently and he and me were like to peas in a pod. I miss him so very much but now I am happy for him and not sad.

    Tas, Bristol Submitted Sep 2010
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  • This poem meant the world to me, I was feeling down after losing my husband just ten months ago. You keep thinking things will be getting easier but they don't.

    Judy Everitt Submitted May 2012
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  • My uncle passed away in a hospital and the poem really helped and I know I'll see him again

    Iris Submitted May 2012
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  • My mother just recently died suddenly at only 50. My grandfather took his life a week after my mother. I can't believe this all happened. I'm only 25 and its quite a shock. This poem made me feel a little better. I don't think I will ever feel normal until I see her again.

    Amanda, Fl Submitted Jul 2012
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  • I just lost my uncle 8/17/2012 and it was a SHOCK. It still is. I miss him so so much. Right now our family is grieving I read this poem and it really helped me understand Life.

    Jovana, San Antonio, Tx. Submitted Aug 2012
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  • I lost my husband two months ago. We were a very young couple. I'm only 27 and my son 2 and a half. It's the hardest time of my life. I feel like it will never be the same again, but am hopeful and believe this stories and poems will help me gain strength again.

    Sheila, Kenya Submitted Dec 2012
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