Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.
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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Death is nothing at all.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...
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,Featured 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...
When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,Featured Shared Story
I have also lost a son, a baby boy. Back then I was very grieved by that experience. I was told by people that loved me and helped support me to quickly heal and get over the way I felt, even...
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
Our very dear friend of 50 years died after suffering heart failure in recent years. He was doing very well and ten days ago he rang me and we had a jolly conversation just like old times....
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.Featured 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 received this poem anonymously in the mail 5 days after my son was born. This was 41 years ago in 1980. Tragically he passed away at the age of 16 in an auto accident. I remembered the poem...
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
I lost my grandfather today as of 1:15 am on 3/21. I cannot get over the fact that he's gone, I'm only fifteen years old and felt that I should document his life here. He came from Poland...
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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