Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
Poems for Funerals and Memorial Services
One does not leave a funeral in the same way that he has come. He cannot help but have death on his mind. He cannot help but be aware that such is the end of all life. He may look at himself and have a new awareness that his body will not last forever. These thoughts are ones that humans must face and find a way to deal with. Some believe that the death is only the beginning of the next great mystery and the soul is eternal. Others take a practical view that death is all there is. One leaves a funeral with thoughts of life and its fragility on his mind.
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Do not stand at my grave and weepFeatured Shared Story
It's what we want to believe. We don't cry because our loved one is dead, we cry because we won't ever see or talk to them again and we will miss them. We are crying for ourselves. Someone...
Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.Featured Shared Story
Reading the comments here, I just felt that I "belonged." This year has been very hard - in March my father passed and in October my dear brother. I feel so lost now without...
When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,Featured Shared Story
It wasn't until I lost my son recently that I can understand this poem. My son's life and his untimely death has forever altered my soul and my existence. I always considered myself a...
Poem About Being Gone But Not Forgotten
Speak of me as you have always done.
Remember the good times, laughter, and fun.
Share the happy memories we've made.Featured Shared Story
This poem expressed so vividly many of the feelings that I have experienced since losing both my grandparents. Your entry renewed the deep emotions of my heart in the wake of their loss....
In Memory Of My Dad
If I only had five minutes the day you passed away,
I would have had time to tell you all the things I needed to say.
I never got to tell you how much you mean to meFeatured Shared Story
That's a sad story. I'm deeply sorry for your loss, and I can imagine what you felt at the time your father passed away because I recently lost my father as well. It's been 5 days since he...
I will lend you, for a little time,
A child of mine, He said.
For you to love the while he lives,
And mourn for when he's dead.Featured Shared Story
I lost my 13-year-old son to Huntington's Disease 15 years ago, and I remember before he passed, I whispered in his ear that it was okay to go and I promised him Mommy would be all right....
I know we are all feeling a little bit sad
That we've lost our Grandpa, our friend, and our dad.
Together we have cried an ocean of tears
As we feel so empty and hold many fears.Featured Shared Story
My granddad passed away yesterday, and for 25 years I have known him as a strong, wise, and funny person. He loved many things in his life, like starting businesses, keeping in touch with the...
I just thought I'd say
I love you and goodbye.
We will miss you dearly.
I promise I won't cry.Featured Shared Story
I really love this poem. It says everything for me. I lost my mum 40 years ago this Christmas Eve. She was 42 and she passed away from cancer. There is not a day goes by that I don't think...
When tomorrow starts without me,
and I'm not there to comfort you,
please know that I still love you,
'cause I know you love me too.Featured Shared Story
This is a good poem. It reminded me of the universality of human feelings. Feelings are the same whether one lives in India, like me, or at distant places like the poet. But there is another...
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