In Memory Poem

Poem About Loved One Always Being With Us

I wrote this for my dad. He died the day after Christmas in 2003. This is what we had printed inside his memorial folder for his funeral.

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Lovely poem, Diana. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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I'll Be There


Published: February 2015

You ask me to stay, if
Only for one more day.
I wish I could, but it's time for me
to go.

Please don't cry, for
I could never really
leave you.

Close your eyes, feel my
warm embrace, my kiss upon
your brow. Don't worry, I'll
always be here.

As the spring rain softly falls,
the trees begin to bud and the
flowers begin to bloom, I'll
be there.

As the summer breeze cools you,
and the children laugh and
play, I'll be there.

As the leaves begin to turn their
bright wondrous colors, I'll
be there.

As the snow gently falls,
covering the earth in
a soft blanket of
white, I'll be there.

Look into my
grandchildren's eyes,
see them smile,
hear them laugh,
I'll be there.

So cry now, if you must, but
remember your tears are for
you, not for me.

I've gone home to live with
God, and one day soon I'll be
standing at Heaven's gates, my
arms opened wide to welcome
you home, where we'll all be
together again.

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  • Lilly Chappi by Lilly Chappi
  • 1 month ago

Lovely poem, Diana. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Messy Jr by Messy Jr
  • 2 years ago

I am touched with this poem. It is so lovely. Diana, be strong and I'll be strong for you.

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