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Remembrance Poems for Mothers

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Remembrance Poems for Mothers

We are sad within our memory

Lonely are our hearts today

For the one we loved so dearly
Has forever been called away.
We think of her in silence.
No eye may see us weep;
But many silent tears are shed
When others are asleep. 


© V4C

This month comes back with sad regret 

It brings back a day we will never forget

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best

The blow was hard, the shock severe 

We never knew her time was near

We miss her more than anyone knows 

As each day passes, our emptiness grows

The tears we shed will wipe away,
The ache in our hearts will always stay.

No one knows the grief we bear

When the family meets and she’s not there
You left so suddenly, your thought unknown

But you left us memories we are proud to own

© V4C

God saw she was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around her,
And whispered "Come with me",
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer,
And saw her fade away,
Although we love her dearly,
We could not make him stay,
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best,
Although her heart stopped beating,
Her love will always remain,
Her absence puts upon our hearts,
A very heavy strain,
For now she is in a place of everlasting rest,
We just have to understand that God,
He only takes the best.


© V4C


I'm Free
Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free
I’m following the path God made for me
I took God’s hand when I heard the call
I turned my back and left it all

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play,
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at close of day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembering joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes these things I too will miss

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you all the sunshine of tomorrow
My life’s been full, I savoured much
Good friends, good times,
a loved one’s touch

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your hearts and share with me
God wanted me now , God set me free

© V4C


There comes a time for all of us,
When we must say good bye,
But memories of those we love,
Live on and never die,

Although the curtain falls at last,
Is that a cause to grieve?
The future life is brighter still,
If only we believe,

So trust in God’s eternal care,
And when the master calls,
We’ll know a fairer world’s beyond,
Although the curtain falls.

© V4C

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Our lives go on without you,
Though nothing is the same
We have to hide the heartache
When someone speaks your name

You did so many things for us
Your heart was kind and true
As long as we were happy
You were happy too

© V4C


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There is no night without a dawning,
No Winter without a Spring
And beyond death’s dark horizon
Our hearts once more will sing

For those who leave us for a while
Have only Gone Away
Out of a restless, careworn world
Into a “Brighter Day”

© V4C


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Her journey’s just begun

Don’t think of her as gone away,
Her journey’s just begun
Life holds so many facets,
This earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting,
From the sorrows and the tears,
In a place of warmth and comfort,
Where there are no days or years.

Think how she must be wishing,
That we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness,
Can really pass away.

Think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And she was loved so much.

© V4C


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’s glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die

© V4C

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A Letter From Heaven

I'm writing this from Heaven
Where I dwell with God above
Where there's no more
tears and sadness
There's just eternal love.

When you are walking down the street
And you've got me on your mind
I'm walking in your footsteps
Only half a step behind .

And when you feel that gentle breeze
Or the wind upon your face
That's me giving you
A great big hug
Or just a soft embrace.

And when it's time for you to go
From that body to be free
Remember you're not going
You are coming here to me

© V4C

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You can only have one mother
Patient, kind and true
No other friend in all the world
Will be the same to you

When other friends forsake you
To mother you will return
For all her loving kindness
She asks nothing in return

As we look upon her picture
Sweet memories we recall
Of a face so full of sunshine
And a smile for one and all

Sweet Jesus take this message
To our dear mother up above
Tell her how we miss her
And give her all our love

© V4C


We sat beside your bedside,
Our hearts were crushed and sore,
We did our duty to the end,
Till we could do no more,
In tears we watched you sinking,
We watched you fade away,
And though our hearts were breaking
We knew you could not stay,
You left behind some aching hearts
That loved you most sincere
We never shall and never will
Forget you, Name  dear.
Pray for us, O dearest Father
To Jesus Christ, Our King
That he may bless our lonely home,
Where thou once dwelt therein
And pray that God may give us strength,
To bear our heavy cross;
For no one knows but only He,
The treasure we have lost.

© V4C

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When God Calls Little Children

When God calls little children
 to dwell with Him above.
We mortals sometimes question the
wisdom of His love
For no heartache compares with the
death of one small child,
Who does so much to make our world
wonderful and mild
Perhaps God tires of calling
the aged to his fold
So he picks a rosebud before it can grow old
God knows how much we need them
and so he takes but few.
To make the land of heaven mote to view
Believing this is difficult,
Still somehow we must try
The saddest word mankind knows will
always be “Good bye”
So when a little child departs we who are
 left behind must realise God loves Children
Angels are hard to find

© V4C

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When I Must Leave You

When I must leave you for a little while
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
and hug your sorrow to you through the years
But start out bravely with a gallant smile
And for my sake and in my name
live on and do all the things the same
Feed not your loneliness on empty days
but fill each waking hour in useful ways
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer
And I will comfort you  and hold you near
And never never be afraid to die
for i am waiting  for you
in the sky

© V4C


Togetherness
Death is nothing at all - I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each other. that
we are still. Call me by my old  familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used, Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me,pray for me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was, there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind  because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner. All is well,  Nothing is past, nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before - only better, infinitely happier and for ever - we will all be one  together with Christ.

© V4C

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Road to Eternity

Life is but a stopping place
A pause to what’s to be,
A resting place along the road,
To Sweet Eternity.

We all have different Journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant
To learn some things,
But never meant to stay.

Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know,
For some the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.

But when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward,
And find and everlasting peace,
Together with the lord.

© V4C

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He Only Takes The Best

A heart of gold stopped beating
Two shining eyes at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best

Little did we know that morning
The sorrow the day would bring
The end was sudden, the shock severe
We never knew that death was so near

When days are sad and lonely
And evening shadows fall
We hear your voice and see your face
Your sweet memory lingers on

God knew you had to leave us
But you didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home

© V4C

It was a sudden parting
Too bitter to forget
Those who loved you dearly
Are the ones who can’t forget

We often sit and think of you
And think of how you died
To think you could not say goodbye
Before you closed your eyes

Your life was one of kindly deeds
A helping hand for others needs
Sincere and true in heart and mind
Beautiful memories you left behind

The blow was hard the shock severe
To part with one we loved so dear
our loss is great we’ll not complain
But trust in God to meet again

Two tired eyes are sleeping
Two willing hands are still
The one who worked so hard for us
Is resting at Gods will

Our family chain is broken
Nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The links shall join again

© V4C


I often lie awake at night
When others are asleep
I walk down memory lane
With tears upon my cheeks
No one knows the heartache,
I try so hard to hide,
Some people say as time goes by
The heartache will subside,
But the feelings in my heart today,
Are the same as the day you died
It broke my heart to lose you
Your parting caused such pain
But the greatest day has yet to come
When we will meet again

© V4C

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A light is from our household gone
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
That never can be filled.
Lonely is the home without you,
Life to us is not the same
All the world would be like heaven
If we could have you back again.
The happy hours we once enjoyed
How sweet their memory still,
But death has left a vacant place
This world can never fill.
How dearly we loved you,
And prayed you might live,
But Jesus just beckoned
And we had to give.
God gave us strength to bear it,
And courage to fight the blow
What it has meant to lose you,
God  will never know
May the God of love and mercy,
Care for our loved one who is gone
And bless with consolation
Those left to carry on

© V4C
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We lost a mother with a heart of gold
How much we miss her can never be told
She shared our troubles and helped us along
If we follow her footsteps we will never go wrong,

We miss you from your fireside chair
Your loving smile and gentle air
Your vacant place no one can fill
We miss you mother and always will.

She was a mother so very rare
Content in her home and always there,
On earth she toiled, in Heaven she rests,
God bless you mother you were one of the best,

Each time we look at your picture
you seem to smile and say,
Don’t be sad but courage take
And love each other for my sake.

© V4C

O Sweet Jesus, for the sake of Thy Bitter Passion and the sorrows of Thy Immaculate Mother have mercy on his soul, and let the light of Thy countenance shine upon him

© V4C

They say there is a reason,
They say that time will heal,
But neither time or reason,
Will change the way we feel,
For no one knows the heartache
That lies beyond our smiles,
No one knows how many times
We have broken down and cried
We want to tell you something,
So there won’t be any doubt,
You’re so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to be without
We cannot bring the old days back
When we were all together
The family chain is broken now
But memories live forever.

© V4C

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What she suffered she told but few
She did not deserve what she went through
Tired and weary she made no fuss
But tried so hard to stay with us

Two tired eyes are sleeping
Two willing hands are still
The one who worked so hard for us
Is resting at God's Will

Our lips cannot speak how we loved her
Our hearts cannot tell what to say
But God only knows how we miss her
In our home that is lonely today

Your life was love and labour
Your love for family true
You did your best for all of us
We will always remember you

© V4C


We Give Our Loved Ones Back To God

We give our loved ones back to God
And just as He first gave them to us
And did not lose themin the giving
so we have not lost themin returning them
to Him. . .
For life is eternal,
Love is immortal,
death is only a horizon . . .
and a horizon is nothing
but the limit of our sight

© V4C

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Our lives go on without you,
Though nothing is the same
We have to hide the heartache
When someone speaks your name

You did so many things for us
Your heart was kind and true
As long as we were happy
You were happy too

© V4C
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You’ve just walked on ahead of me
and I’ve got to understand,
You must release the one you love
and let go of their hand

I try and cope the best I can
But I’m missing you so much.
If I could only see you,
and once more feel your touch.

Yes you’ve just walked on ahead of me
Don’t worry I’ll be fine,
But now and then I swear I feel
your hand slip into mine.

© V4C

Miss me but let me go

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free

Miss me a little, but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me but let me go

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know and
bury your sorrow in doing good deeds
Miss me but - let me go

© V4C

Tomorrow

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry,
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an Angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In Heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind,
All those I dearly love.
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here in your hearts.

© V4C

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A special smile, a special face
And in our hearts, a special place
Our memories we keep one by one
Things you’ve said and
songs you’ve sung
They bring a smile, sometimes a tear.
But always a wish that you were here
No words can tell, no tears express
The love, the loss, the emptiness
you are not just a memory
or part of the past
you are ours to remember
as long as life lasts

© V4C


Broken Chain

We little knew that morning
that God was going to call your name
In life we loved you dearly
In death we do the same

It broke our hearts to lose you,
you did not go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home

You left us peaceful memories
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you
You are always at our side

Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us One by one,
The chain will link again

© V4C

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It doesn’t take a special day,
To bring you to our mind,
For days without a thought of you,
are very hard to find.

You always tried to do your best
Your heart was true and tender
You simply lived for those you loved
And those you loved remember

© V4C


I never fail to think of you
I never fail to care
I only wish I could come home
And find you sitting there

I never thought of losing you
And maybe that was wrong
You always seemed a part of me
that would go on and on

© V4C

Don't remember me with sadness
Don't remember me with tears
Remember  all the laughter
We've had throughout the years.

Then when the summer sunshine
Awakes the flowers in bloom
I'll walk that light from heaven
Around the corners of every room.

Do the things we did before,
The same in every way
Just whisper a little prayer to me
At the dawn of every day

Just think of me as present
Don't think of me as past
For my love is a blessing
In death it still can last.

Forget your troubles and worries
They are mine ever more
I'll watch and care and love you
From heaven's open door

And when your road gets rough and rocky
Or you're down and need a crutch
Remember I'm right beside you
Just and inch too short to touch


© V4C


A bouquet of beautiful memories,
Sprayed with a million tears
Wishing God could have spared you,
If just for a few more years
It does not take a special day
For us to think of you
Each mass we hear, each prayer we say
Is offered up to you
We cannot bring the old days back
When we were all together
The family chain is broken now
But memories live forever
It was a sudden parting
Too bitter to forget
Those who loved you dearly
Are the ones who will never forget
May he rest in peace, dear Jesus
In Thy heavenly home above
With the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
In His own eternal love.
Along the road to yesterday
That leads us straight to you
Are memories of happy days
Together we once knew.
The blow was hard, the shock severe
To part with one we loved so dear.
Our loss is great, we’ll not complain
But trust in God to meet again
A silent grief that’s in our hearts
No human eye can trace,
For many a broken heart is hid
Beneath a smiling face

© V4C

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After glow

I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one,
I’d’ like to leave an after
glow of smiles when life is done
I’d like to leave an echo,
Whispering softly down the ways
Of happy times and laughing times
Bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
when life is done

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Distance takes us far apart
And darkens my today.
I have to keep remembering
You’re just a thought away.
When the world is too confusing
Times are hard to bear,
I pull your precious meaning,
Your bright spirit, from the air.
If I sometimes drift into
A lonely state of mind
I gather up the memories
Of days we left behind.
And though you’re not beside me
I can tap into my heart
And draw upon the warmth and love
That lives when we’re apart
And with these fond reflections
On the times when you were near,
I sense a little bit of what
It’s like to have you here.

© V4C


Safely Home

I am at home in Heaven, dear ones,
Oh, so happy and so bright,
There is perfect joy and beauty,
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless yearning passed,
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valleys of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus' love illumined,
Every dark and fearful glade.

And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread,
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread.

Then you must not grieve so sorely
For I love you dearly still,
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust Our Father's will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand,
Do it now while life remaineth,
You shall rest in Jesus' Land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home,
Oh, the rapture of that meeting
Oh, the joy to see you come.

© V4C


God . . .
Grant me
the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change..
Courage to change
the things I can
And the wisdom
to know the difference

© V4C

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Come to me

God saw you getting tired
A cure was not to be
So he put His arms around you
And whispered “Come to me”
With tearful eyes we watched you
and saw you fade away
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay,
Many times we thought of you,
Many times we cried,
If love alone could save you
you never would have died.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Your tender hands at rest,
God took you home  to prove to us
He only takes the best

© V4C


Our thoughts are always with you
Our memories never fade,
We treasure all the years we shared,
And all the love you gave

We’ll always love and miss you
with every passing day
The longing just to see you
will never go away

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Until we meet again

Please don’t be unhappy
Because I’m out of sight
Remember I am with you
morning, noon and night
The day I had to leave you
when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me
and said
“Name  welcome home to you”
And when it’s time for you to go
from your body to be free
think of where you are going
you are coming here to me

© V4C

Remember Me

I am in Heaven my loved ones
So please fear not for me.
Remember the laughter
And good times we shared
And spare a thought for me.
I will always be thinking of you
I'll be your guiding light,
Say a little prayer for me
When you retire at night.
But just for me, please don't be sad
This home is full of love,
For I am reunited with all those
That I have loved.
My heart is full of the love you gave
So remember me with a smile
When the end did come,
You cared for me
You made my life worthwhile.

© V4C


Run Free with the Angels

So go and run free with the angels
Dance around the golden clouds
For the lord has chosen you to be with him
And we should feel nothing but proud
Although he has taken you from us
And our pain a lifetime will last
Your memory will never escape us
But make us glad for the time we did have
Your face will always be hidden
Deep inside our hearts
Each precious moment you gave us
Shall never, ever depart
So go and run free with the angels
As they sing so tenderly
And please be sure to tell them
To take good care of you for me

© V4C

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I made it Home

I just wanted to let you know that I made it home.
The journey wasn't an easy one,
 but it didn't take too long.
Everything is so pretty here,
so white, so fresh and new
I wish that you could close your eyes
 and that you could see it too.
Please try not to be sad for me.
Try to understand God is taking care of me..
I'm in the shelter of His hands.
Here there is no sadness, no sorrow, and no pain.
Here there is no crying and I'll never hurt again.
Here it is so peaceful when all the angels sing.
I really have to go for now...
I've just got to try my wings.

© V4C

To live in the hearts of those who love you is never to die.
(Author Unknown)

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Those who loved her lost so much at her passing
yet gained so much from her living.
(Author Unknown)

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We have been left with a treasure of memories.
(Author Unknown)

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Life is not measured by the breaths you take
But by the moments that take your breath away.
(Author Unknown)

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The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
by Reinhold Niebuhr

© V4C


Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, still missed, still very dear.
Author Unknown

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When I die and leave behind
this earth I love, these trees, this sky
the pounding sea, the yearly hope of spring...
Cry not for me, Rejoice!
My soul has wings and in it's freedom sings.
Author Unknown

© V4C


The Song of Memory
When someone we love passes on beyond life in the world that we know and is gone,
A beautiful sense of their presence, like music remembered by heart, lingers on….
When someone we love finds a wonderful home in a world only faith can reveal,
Our memories can be like a song in the heart, with the power to comfort and heal.
Author Unknown

© V4C


  Something Beautiful Remains
The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle
warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes
on in sweet refrains.....
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.

© V4C


 If I should go before the rest of you
Break not a flower, nor inscribe a stone
Nor when I'm gone speak in a Sunday voice
But be the usual selves that I have known
Weep if you must, parting is hell
But life goes on, so sing as well.
(by Joyce Grenfell)


© V4C

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A Child of Mine
by Edgar Albert Guest

 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.
It may be six or seven years
Or twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call him back
Take care of him for Me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you
And should his stay be brief.
You'll have his lovely memories
As solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay
Since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over
In search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes
I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labour vain.
Nor hate me when I come
To take him home again?
I fancied that I heard them say
'Dear Lord, Thy will be done!'
For all the joys Thy child shall bring
The risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness
We'll love him while we may.
And for the happiness we've known
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him
Much sooner than we've planned.
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand.


© V4C

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A Silent Tear
(Author Unknown)

Just close your eyes and you will see
All the memories that you have of me
Just sit and relax and you will find
I'm really still there inside your mind


Don’t cry for me now I'm gone
For I am in the land of song
There is no pain, there is no fear
So dry away that silent tear


Don’t think of me in the dark and cold
For here I am, no longer old
I'm in that place that’s filled with love
Known to you all, as "up above"

© V4C


For everything there is a season...
a time for every occupation under heaven
a time to be born, a time to die
a time for planting, a time for uprooting
a time for tears, a time for laughter
a time for mourning, a time for dancing
a time for searching, a time for losing
a time for conflict, and a time for peace.


  There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to tear down, and a time to build.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them;
a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces.
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away.
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to be silent, and a time to speak.
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.

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Afterglow
by Helen Lowrie Marshall

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways
of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun
of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.

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Christmas from the Heart
by Judy Burnette


I heard your voice in the wind today
and I turned to see your face;
The warmth of the wind caressed me
as I stood silently in place.

I felt your touch in the sun today
as its warmth filled the sky;
I closed my eyes for your embrace
and my spirit soared high.

I saw your eyes in the window pane
as I watched the falling rain;
It seemed as each raindrop fell
it quietly said your name.

I held you close in my heart today
it made me feel complete;
You may have died...but you are not gone
you will always be a part of me.

As long as the sun shines...
the wind blows...
the rain falls...
You will live on inside of me forever
for that is all my heart knows.

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Crossing the Bar
by Alfred, Lord Tennyson


Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea

But such a tide as moving seems asleep
Too full for sound and foam
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home

Twilight and evening bell
And after that the dark
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark

For thou’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar

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Dear Friends I go
(Author Unknown)

Dear friends I go, but do not weep
I've lived my life, so full and deep
Throughout my life, I gave my best
I earned my keep, I've earned my rest
I never tried to be great or grand
I tried to be a helping hand.


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If I helped in a team, if I helped on my own
It was more than repaid by good family and friends I have known.
And if I went the extra mile, I did it with pleasure
It was all worthwhile.

If I brightened your path, then let it be
A small contribution from my loved ones and me,
Now sadly I leave you and travel alone
Through a mystic veil to the great unknown.

With such beautiful memories
That will forever be the way that I hope
You'll remember me.

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Death is nothing at all (All is well)
by Canon Henry Scott-Holland

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

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Shortened Version:

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still ......
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval.
Somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well.

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Do not stand at my grave and weep
attributed to Mary Frye

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.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I did not die.

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Funeral Blues
by W H Auden

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone.
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead,
Put crépe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song,
I thought that love would last forever: 'I was wrong'

The stars are not wanted now, put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

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God saw you getting tired
(Author Unknown)

God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped His arms around you,
And whispered, “Come unto me”.
You didn’t deserve what you went through,
And so He gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.
So when I saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain.
I could not wish you to come back,
to suffer that all again.

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I am still with you
by Julie Johnson, Wings of Grace


If it seems that I am far away on this empty and solemn day
Just open your heart and know it’s true
that I am still right here with you.
If during the day things are going wrong
please don’t feel sad and alone.
Just open your heart and know it’s true
that I am still right here with you.
When night time falls and the day is done
If you are feeling alone and sleep won’t come
Just open your heart and know it’s true
that I am still right here with you.
Close your eyes, and feel the warm embrace
Sleep peacefully in the wings of grace
If sadness finds you in the morning light
if you feel alone, don’t give up trying
Hold this feather close and know it’s true
that I am always here with you.

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I Will Wait for You
by Stephen O'Brien

I will wait for you...
Though we never had a chance to say goodbye,
Remember me...
When winter snows are falling through a quiet sky
I'll remember you
When, in our darkest hour,
You held my hand and prayed I wouldn't go,
but a silent voice called out to me;
My time had come, and I had to travel Home...
Since then, I know your life has never been the same,
For I visit you each day:
So many times I've felt your pain:
I've watched you cry:
And I've heard you call my name...
But now, further along life's road I stand
In a timeless world, just beyond your sight,
but waiting for the day when I can take your hand
 and bring you across to this Land of Golden Light...
Till then, remember me, you understand - and try not to cry.
But if you do:
Let your tears fall
For the happiness and joy we knew,
And for the special love we shared,
For love can never die.

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If only life
(Author Unknown)

If only life could just stand still
At some appropriate time,
When every day is fragrant and bright
And the sun seems to shine all the time.
But life cannot stand still, and to live we must
Have our share of its heartaches and fears,
For we never could help another's sad heart
If we hadn't known tears through the years.

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If tears could build a stairway
(Author unknown)

If tears could build a stairway
and thoughts a memory lane
I'd walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.

My heart's still active in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one can ever know.
But now I know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store

Since you'll never be forgotten
I pledge to you today
A hallowed place within my heart
Is where you'll always stay

God knows why, with chilling touch
Death gathers those we love so much
And what now seems so strange and dim
Will all be clear, when we meet Him
I Knew you for a Moment

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If tomorrow starts without me
(Author Unknown)

If tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready, in heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.

Then as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.

So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right there, in your heart.

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I'm Free
(Author Unknown)


Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me
I took his hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that place at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes, these things I too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now, He set me free.

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In Flanders Fields
by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we
lie In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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Irish Blessing
(Traditional)

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm on your face
The rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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Life well Lived
(Author Unknown)

A life well lived is a precious gift,
of hope and strength and grace,
from someone who has made our world
a brighter, better place.

It's filled with moments, sweet and sad
with smiles and sometimes tears,
with friendships formed and good times shared,
and laughter through the years.

A life well lived is a legacy,
of joy and pride and pleasure,
a living, lasting memory
our grateful heart's will treasure.

© V4C

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No Longer Mourn For Me (Sonnet 71)
by William Shakespeare

No longer mourn for me when I am dead
Then you shall hear the surly sullen bell
Give warning to the world that I am fled
From this vile world, with vilest worms to dwell
Nay, if you read this line, remember not
The hand that writ it; for I love you so
That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot
If thinking on me then should make you woe
O, if, I say, you look upon this verse
When I perhaps compounded am with clay
Do not so much as my poor name rehearse
But let your love even with my life decay
Lest the wise world should look into your moan
And mock you with me after I am gone

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One at Rest
(Author Unknown)

Think of me as one at rest
for me you should not weep
I have no pain no troubled thoughts
for I am just asleep.

The living thinking me that was
is now forever still
And life goes on without me now
as time forever will.

If your heart is heavy now
because I've gone away
Dwell not long upon it friend
For none of us can stay.

Those of you who liked me
I sincerely thank you all
And those of you who loved me
I thank you most of all.

And in my fleeting lifespan
as time went rushing by
I found some time to hesitate
to laugh, to love, to cry.

Matters it now if time began
If time will ever cease?
I was here, I used it all
and now I am at peace.

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Remember
by Christina Rossetti

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can go no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

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She is gone
by David Harkins

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
 
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. 

You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what she would want:
smile, open your eyes,
love and go on.

(This modified version is based on an original poem by David Harkins called "Remember Me")

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Slow Dance
by David L. Weatherford

 Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,
or listened to rain slapping the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight,
or gazed at the sun fading into the night?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Do you run through each day on the fly,
when you ask "How are you?", do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

Ever told your child, we'll do it tomorrow,
and in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a friendship die,
'cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You better slow down, don't dance so fast,
time is short, the music won't last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
you miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
it's like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life isn't a race, so take it slower,
hear the music before your song is over.

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So Go and Run Free
(Author Unknown)

So go and run free with the angels
Dance around the golden clouds
For the Lord has chosen you to be with him
And we should feel nothing but proud

Although he has taken you from us
And our pain a lifetime will last
Your memory will never escape us
But make us glad for the time we did have

Your face will always be hidden
Deep inside our hearts
Each precious moment you gave us
Shall never, ever depart

So go and run free with the angels
As they sing so tenderly
And please be sure to tell them
To take good care of you for me

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Someone So Dearly Loved
by Jacqueline Ryan
 
Someone so dearly loved
So popular with his friends
we should not cry forever
for this is not the end.

His memory lives amongst us
Times we both laughed and cried
I cannot bare to lose him
But one day, we all must die.

I hear his voice within me
and his funny little laugh
So many things remind me
Of times that are now gone past.

I knew of no-one who hated him
He was the apple of every eye
Any conflicts, we all once had
are now by the by.

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Take Time
(Author Unknown)

Take time to gaze at a sunset sky
Where colours blaze to dazzle the eye.
Take time to watch a moonlit sea
And look in awe at a towering tree.
Take time to look in the heart of a flower
Adorned with diamonds from a gentle shower.
Take time to view a mountain high
With snowy peak ‘gainst bluest sky.
Take time to listen to the song of birds -
A paean of joy without need of words.
Take time to tell your closest friend
You love and loyalty will never end.
Take time to stop and stand and stare
At wonders round you everywhere.
Take time to make time -
For all too soon there is no more time.

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The Broken Chain
by Ron Tranmer

We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

© V4C

The Dash Poem
by Linda Ellis

The Dash Poem can not be listed here due to copyright.
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The Lord is my Shepherd -Psalm 23
(Old Testament)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.
Thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
(Psalm 23)

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The Measure of a Man
(Author Unknown)

Not how did he die, but how did he live?
Not what did he gain, but what did he give?
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.
Not, what was his church, nor what was his creed?
But had he befriended those really in need?
Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer,
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say,
But how many were sorry when he passed away.

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The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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The Time Has Come
(Author Unknown)

I know, my love,
The time has come
To finally let you go.
I know you're gone,
I must move on
To walk this lonely road.
And yet it seems
You're still with me
Each movement that I make -
A guiding light,
Still burning bright
With each step that I take.

I can't forget,
I won't regret
The moments that we shared.
Your gentle face,
The loving ways
That showed how much you cared.
Right from the start,
You touched my heart,
You opened up my eyes.
You helped me see
What I could be,
That I could reach the skies.

Now I still find
You're on my mind,
Though you're so far away.
I know it's wrong,
I can't hold on,
It's time to find my way -
Without your love
To lift me up,
Sometimes it's hard to face.
But in my dreams
You're still with me,
A part I can't erase.

With each new day,
It doesn't fade,
It's lonely with you gone.
Memories
Keep haunting me,
And yet I must move on.
Perhaps in time
Someday I'll find
It doesn't hurt so much.
But I know now
Without a doubt,
I won't forget your love.

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To Those Whom I Love & Those Who Love Me
by Mary Alice Ramish


When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that I have had so many years

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness
I thank you for the love each have shown
But now it is time I travelled on alone

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
It is only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories in your heart

I will not be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you soft and clear

Then, when you must come this way alone
I will greet you with a smile and welcome home

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When I must leave you
by Helen Steiner Rice

When I must leave you for a little while
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years
But start out bravely with a gallant smile
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same
Feed not your loneliness on empty days
But fill each waking hour in useful ways
Reach out your hand in comfort and cheer
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near
And never never be afraid to die
For I am waiting for you in the sky

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Whispers in the Breeze
by Greg McVickers

Realizing my innermost fears
Choking back the steady stream of tears
Not knowing your time had come
Without you I feel so numb

Just a whisper in the breeze
Brought my world down to its knees
The day that you were called away
Paradise is where you now stay

When the days do come to pass
I'll call upon your bed of grass
Comfort inside knowing you're there
Looking up at my vacant stare

The silence I exchange with thee
Speaks volumes, I'm sure this you'll see
My shadow it casts across your grave
While I stand so lonely, I stand so brave

Now the days they seem so long
In my arms is where you belong
I close my eyes and hear you speak
You call my name, my legs grow weak

Together we promised that we would grow old
We thought our happiness would never unfold
I'll kneel at your feet with my head hung low
Thoughts in my mind, which you already know

This quality time with you I spend
Will hopefully help my broken heart mend
Feeling guilty when I turn to leave
Returning home, I continue to grieve

When my term approaches death
Time to exhale one final breath
I wonder if others will fall to their knees
When my name whispers in the breeze


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Every day in some small way
We miss you more than words can say.
In our hearts you will always stay
Loved and remembered every day.

© V4C

A face is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A chair is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

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A beautiful memory dearer than gold.
Of a mother,
Whose worth can never be told,
There's a place in my heart no one can fill,
I miss you, mum, and
always will.

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In the quiet of the evening
I sit and think of you,
I open up my memory book,
Of the things we used to do,
And as I turn the pages,
My eyes are filled with tears,
For, although I have my memories,
I can't hold back the years.

© V4C

May the Lord watch between me
and thee, when we are absent
from one another. (Mizpah).

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Partings come to let us know,
We love more deeply than we show,
But love in death should let us see,
What love in life should really be.

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You always waited for me,
Anxious, if I were late,
In winter at the window,
In summer by the gate,
Your thoughts were always for me,
Not once did you forget,
And so I know from Heaven above,
You'll be waiting for me yet.

Although we laugh and seem carefree,
And make no outward show,
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know.

There's a face we shall always remember
A voice we shall always recall,
A memory to cherish forever,
Of one so dear to us all.

To hear your voice, to see you smile,
To sit and talk to you a while,
To be together in the same old way,
Would be my dearest wish today.

To us he/she was someone special,
Someone set apart,
His/Her memory will live forever,
Engraved within our hearts.

Nothing could be more beautiful,
Than the memories we have of you,
To us they're very precious
Because they are of you.

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I am the resurrection and the life,
He that believeth in Me, though he were
dead, Yet shall he live. John XI. 25.

© V4C

Looking back with tenderness
Along the path we trod,
I bless the years I spent with you,
And leave the rest to God.

God saw you getting weary,
A cure was not to be,
He put His arms around you,
And whispered: Come to Me.

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What she suffered she told so few,
She did not deserve what she went through,
Tired and weary she made no fuss,
But tried so hard to stay with us.

What she suffered she told but few,
She never deserved what she went through.
She left us suddenly, her thoughts unknown,
But she left us with a memory we are proud to own.

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God saw you getting weary
The hill too steep to climb,
He put His arms around you
And whispered: Peace be thine.

God has taken you away from us,
And taken you to rest,
It's not for us to understand,
He only takes the best.

The family chain is broken now
And nothing seems the same,
But as God takes us one by one,
That chain will link again.

From our happy home and circle
God has taken one we loved;
Borne away from pain and sorrow
To a nobler rest above.

In days gone by I'd take your hand
And wish you all the best,
But all I can do now, is ask God
To grant you eternal rest.

To think we did not say goodbye
Will always bring regret,
But hearts that always loved
Never will forget.

I lived in hope. I prayed in vain
That God would make you well again.
But God decided we must part,
I watched you die with a broken heart.

It was a sudden parting
Too bitter to forget
Those who really loved you
Are the ones that won't forget.

A golden heart stopped beating
Two smiling eyes at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Your painful days are over
Your restless nights have passed
God took you in His arms
And whispered: Peace at last.

Not one to trouble or make a fuss
You asked for nothing from any of us
God called you to Him and we had to part
Leaving us lonely and with a broken heart.

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Take him/her in Your arms, Lord
Cherish him/her with care
Make up for all he/she suffered
And all that seemed unfair.

Jesus take care of our (name)
And love her/him as we do
Because she/he was everything
Loving, kind and true.

By the old rugged cross,
You sit with a smile,
Waiting for those,
you have left for a while
And those you have left,
With their grief and their loss,
Will meet you one day,
By that old rugged cross.

Take him/her in Your arms Lord,
Guide him/her through the storm,
Sit with him/her in sunshine,
and let the wind be warm,
Play his/her favourite music,
And when you see him/her smile,
Tell him/her that we love him/her,
and he's/she's thought of all the while.

Sadly, I miss him/her and try not to grieve,
And when God insists, I too must leave,
To join him/her I loved, on that
wonderful shore,
With heartaches forgotten, and partings no more.

From pain to peace,
From home to heaven,
God Bless.

Sweet is your memory,
Precious your name,
Deep in our hearts,
You will always remain.

I cannot bring the old days back
When we were all together,
But memories keep you close to me,
And memories last forever.

Our hearts are filled with memories
Which we gather through the years
All the happy times we shared,
Are treasured souvenirs.

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.

The golden years we spent together
are not forgotten; they are ours forever.

Safe in the arms of Jesus
And free from pain,
Rest in peace (name)
Till we meet again.

A light is from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
We have to mourn the loss of one,
We did our best to save
Beloved on earth, regretted still,
Remembered in the grave.
'Twas hard to part with one so dear
We little thought the time was near,
Farewell, dear one, your life is past
Our love for you till the end will last.

You always had a smile to share
Time to give and time to care.
A loving nature, kind and true,
Is the way we'll remember you.

Free from pain,
Now you're up above,
Feelings of sadness
And feelings of love.

God that spared not his own Son,
But delivered Him up for us all.
For I am persuaded that naught shall separate
us
From the love of God,
Which is in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Although we're not together,
We will never be apart,
Because you have that special place,
Right here within my heart
Always and forever.

I didn't see you often,
And that I'll always regret
But the warmth of love in your smile,
I never will forget.

Our hearts are filled with memories
Which we gather through the years
All the happy times we shared
Are treasured souvenirs.

Our dear Lord in heaven above,
Surround our dear (name) with all your love,
Keep her/him safe and keep her/him warm
In your arms forever more.

It's a wonderful journey (name)
From the old world to the new
Someday I'll take that journey
Just to be with you
And when I get to heaven
Where all are free from pain
I'll put my arms around you (name)
And we'll never part again.

You are beside us in all we do
Your love and guidance will see us through
As each day dawns we whisper low
God bless you (name)
We love and miss you so.

You never complained,
You never gave in,
You fought a battle,
You could not win,
You were so brave.

They will not let me walk alone,
Into the valley of the unknown,
So I reach out and clasp the hands,
Of loved ones in the Promised Land.

My heart is filled with love each day,
I loved you in a special way,
Trusting that God will understand,
I place my heartache in His hands.

Beautiful memories treasured forever,
Of happy years spent together,
Life is eternal, love will remain,
In God's own time, we will meet again.

Did the sun shine a little brighter,
Was the sky a deeper blue,
Or was it just a better world, (name)
When we shared our lives with you.

Your photo stands in pride of place,
A lovely smile lights up your face,
You always seem to be so near,
How I wish (name)
You were still here.

Life's work well done,
Life's race well run,
Now comes rest.

A special smile, a special face
In our hearts, a special place,
Memories are a gift to treasure,
Ours of you (name) will last forever.

May God grant us
Hope for each morning,
Strength for each day
And peace for each night.

A thousand loving memories,
Stored up in our hearts,
To take out and live again
Whenever the tears start.

How hard it is to part with those
We hold on earth so dear,
The heart no greater trial knows,
No sorrow more severe.

Sad are the hearts that loved you,
Sad are the tears that fall,
But living our lives without you,
Is the saddest part of all.

I'll treasure forever the friendship we shared,
The things you did, the way you cared,
Someone to turn to, so kind and true,
One in a million, (name) I'll never forget you.

Love says little,
But means so much,
Love is a feeling. a look, a touch,
Love is a gift, and I give it to you
From a son/daughter whose heart
is broken in two.

Time is not measured by the years that you
live, But by the deeds that you do,
and the joy that you give
And each day as it comes,
brings a chance to each one,
To love to the fullest, leaving nothing undone.

With special thoughts of sympathy
And a sincere heartfelt prayer
That God may bless you with His peace
And keep you in His care.

Each dawning day, a thought of you
At eventide, a prayer,
And in the hearts that loved you so,
You always will be there. Ours to remember.

Memories are like keepsakes,
We treasure all life through
But mine are very special
Because they are of you.

It seems that certain friends we meet
are thought of for a while,
While others are remembered for
a special deed or smile
But those who stay within our hearts
are very very few,
But (name) that's the kind of friend
we all found in you.

Your voyage has been rough,
But you've reached your golden shore
Where your boat is now at anchor
And peace is yours once more.

No matter where I go (name)
No matter what I do,
I'll cherish the memories of yesterday
And the laughs I shared with you.

Love is a smile, a tear and a touch,
love says little, but means so much,
Love is forever, and we give it to you,
From the family who thought the world of
you.

You lived your life with little needs,
Full instead, of selfless deeds
For everyone you did your best
May God grant you Eternal rest.

We will always love and miss you, (name)
With every passing day
The longing just to see you,
Will never go away.

Farewells were left unspoken,
You gently slipped away
You left many happy memories,
That will never fade away.

Put your arms around him Lord,
Kiss his/her smiling face
He/she was a special friend
Who can never be replaced.

I didn't see you often,
But you knew I really cared
And I have some lovely memories,
Of happy times we shared.

The years we spent together
Those happy days we knew,
Are lived again so often.
In my memories of you.

On the wings of a prayer our burdens
take flight, And our load of care becomes
bearably light,
And our heavy hearts are lifted above,
to be healed by the balm of God's wonderful
love.
And the tears in our eyes are dried by the
hands of a loving Father who understands
All of our problems, our fears and despair,
When we take them to Him on the wings
of a prayer.

We never lose the ones we love,
For even though they've gone,
Within the hearts of those who care,
Their memory lingers on.
Partner, Husband and Wife

Partings come and hearts are broken,
Loved ones go with words unspoken,
Deep in our hearts there's a memory kept,
For a husband and father we'll never forget.

Some day I hope to meet you,
Some day, I know not when,
To clasp your hand in a better land,
Never to part again.

Lonely is my home without you,
Life to me is not the same,
All this world would be like Heaven,
Just to have you back again.

In quiet thoughts I live again,
The days that used to be,
How rich in kindness, love and care,
How dear you were to me.

I've lost my life's companion,
A life linked with my own,
You're still mine to remember,
A husband proud to own.

Many a tear I've shed since I lost you,
Many more will continue to fall,
You took my happiness with you,
The happiest hours of all.

Thus shall I walk with you
And keep the bond that love doth give,
Knowing that remembrance, though
unspoken,
Shall reach you wherever you live.

You were a wife in a million,
Why did you have to go,
You meant the world to me,
I really loved you so,
If I had one choice today
My choice would not be hard,
I'd wish that I could have you here,
To give you a birthday card.
Father and Grandfather

Father and Grandfather
You often said that we would miss you,
How those words have proved you true.
We lost the one and only Dad,
Dear Dad, when we lost you.

A beautiful memory, dearer than gold,
Of a father whose worth can never be told,
There's a place in my heart no one can fill,
I miss you, Dad, and always will.

I never ask for miracles,
But today just one would do,
To see the front door open and
See our Dad walk through.

We miss his smile, his kindly ways,
With him we spent some happy days;
We'll miss him when we need a friend,
On him we always could depend.
If only he were here today
Then this to him we could say,
God bless you, Dad, on your birthday.

His nature was loving and giving,
His heart was made of pure gold,
And to us who truly love him,
His memory will never grow old.

I have lost. Heaven has gained,
The most wonderful Dad this world
contained,
There's just one thing makes me glad,
God chose you to be my Dad.

The last time I saw you,
You looked so bright and well,
Little did I know, Dad,
It was our last farewell.

Heavenly Father, hear my prayer,
Guide my Dad with tender care,
Love him in heaven as I did at home,
The dearest father this world could hold.

In dreams I see your smiling face,
And kiss your tender brow,
I then awake and realise,
I have no father now.

Remembering you is easy Dad,
I do it every day,
And missing you is something
That will never go away.

I wish that I could see you Dad,
For just a little while,
I wish that I could hug you and
see your lovely smile,
But wishing gets me nowhere,
And longing is in vain.
So I will hold you in my heart.
Until we meet again.

Thinking of you Dad,
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday,
and the day before that too,
I'll think about you tomorrow,
and as the years come and go
I'll think about you forever,
because I loved you so.

You've earned your place in heaven Dad,
After all that you've been through
I wish I could have helped you
But there was nothing I could do
Peacefully sleeping now out of pain.
I would not wake you up to suffer again.

Fond memories Dad, through the mists
of time
It seems so long, since last we met
But happy times are remembered yet.

There's a bridge of happy memories
From here to heaven above
I know we share that bridge Dad
It's called the Bridge of Love.

Dear Lord up above, give Grandad our love
Hug him and kiss him and tell him we love
Him and that we are always thinking of him.
Mother and Grandmother

Dear Mother, rest, your work is o'er
Your loving hands shall toil no more,
No more your gentle eyes shall weep,
Rest, dear Mother, gently sleep.

Always ready to do her best,
With a heart so true and tender,
She devoted her life to those she loved,
And those she loved remember.

Tears in place of wishes,
Heartaches mixed with love,
No happy birthday wishes,
No cards to Mother with love.

Those who have a Mother,
cherish her with care,
For you never know the heartache,
Till you see her vacant chair.

A Mother's love is ageless,
A crown she has won,
Today I mourn and honour her,
For all that she has done.

Two extra stars are in the skies,
I know they are my mother's eyes,
Looking down upon her fold,
Remembering memories wrapped in gold.

We love and miss you Mum,
We wish you were here today,
Just to say these words to you,
We love you in every way.

We never ask for miracles,
But today just one would do,
To see our front door open,
And our dearest Mum walk through.

To those who have a Mum,
Love her while you may,
Because we wish with all our hearts,
Our Mum was here today.

No one knew the pain she bore,
Beneath the smile she always wore,
A loving memory dearer than gold,
of a Mother whose worth can never be told.

There's a corner in our hearts, Mum
You visit every day,
It gives us this warm feeling,
That you're never far away.

Now at rest Mam, free from pain
You're with my Dad now
Together again.

When I think of happy times,
I always think of you Mum,
It's nice to think of happy times,
For every time I do
My heart is filled with all the love
That I feel for you.

You felt so very lonely Mum,
ever since Dad died
But you can walk together now,
forever side by side.

Kind was your nature,
True were your ways
We will treasure your memory Mum
For the rest of our days.

Mum, did the sun shine brighter,
or was the sky a deeper blue
Or was it just a different world
when we shared our lives with you.
Forever is a long time
This we know is true
But that's how long our broken hearts
Will love and yearn for you.

We think of you so often Mum
And every time we do
You can be sure we're thinking
Of yesterday and you.

Family ties are lasting bonds,
That are woven in each heart
To keep a family close in thought
Together or apart,
Love you forever Mother, forget you never.

Mother: I held you in my arms Mum,
I held you close to me
God took you to a better place
And left your love with me.

Age will not dim her loving face
Her sparkling eyes and happy face
She fell asleep and left me sad
I will never forget the Mother I had.

M is for the Many things she gave me
O is Only that she was growing old
T is for the Tears she often shed for me
H is for her Heart as pure as gold
E is for her Eyes that shone so brightly
R is for the many Riches she gave to me
Put them altogether they spell MOTHER,
The dearest one in all the world to me.

You've chosen an angel,
There's no finer than
For God in your wisdom,
You've chosen our Nan.

In memory's page, I will never blot,
Three little words-forget me not.
Never forget you Nan.
Brother, Sister and Child

You went away so suddenly
We did not say goodbye
But brothers can never be parted
Precious memories never die.

O Lord hear my prayer,
Keep my sister in your care,
For there comes a time for all of us
When we must say goodbye,
But memories of those we really loved,
Live on and never die.

Of all the many blessings,
However great or small,
To have had you for a sister,
Was the greatest one of all,
The family chain is broken now,
And nothing seems the same
But as God takes us one by one
The chain will link again.

Goodbye to you dear Sister,
You deserve eternal rest,
You cared so much for everyone
And always did your best.

Jesus took you for a sunbeam,
To shine on Him each day.
In every way you'll please Him,
And brighten up His day.

An angel took our flower away
It needed so much care,
But some day God will tell us,
Why to us it seems unfair.

There's a place in our hearts
No one can fill,
We miss you dear daughter,
And always will.

Farewell, dear babe,
To both our hearts so dear,
Often we'll bathe
Your memory with a tear,
Short was your life,
But long your rest,
God called you soon
Because He saw it best.

A ray of sunshine came and went
A beautiful treasure only lent,
In God's keeping quietly sleeps,
This son/daughter we loved but could not
keep.

Gentle Jesus up above,
Give our baby all our love,
Plant kisses on our baby's cheek,
Tell him they are his to keep.

We lost a son with a heart of gold,
Worth more to us than wealth untold,
From earthly toil to heavenly rest,
God took our son, one of the best.

Two smiling eyes stopped smiling,
A golden heart stood still,
We don't know why God took you,
And guess we never will.
He only lent you to us,
Then came and took you back,
To us you were so precious,
Your life was full of fun,
A caring, loving brother,
A darling little son.

Angels in heaven, all robed in white
Were playing one day in the garden of light,
And Jesus came smiling, and said to his band
'Here's another playmate, take (name)'s hand.

This special boy/girl so meek and mild
Was Heaven's very special child
Although you were with us for such
a short while
We will never forget your happy smile.
In memoriam

The years may come, the years may go,
I could never forget how I loved you so
With each day I remember anew,
Those precious years I spent with you.

I never thought that loneliness
Could bring such bitter pain,
That memories could hurt me so
And wound my heart again.
Yet even in despair I know
That every tear I shed,
Would grieve the heart that loved me so,
So I will try to smile instead.

Each day we think about you
And realise you have gone,
We can't explain the emptiness
That life has now become.
They say that time's a healer,
But we are not too sure,
For every time we think of you
We miss you more and more.

The happy hours we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memory still,
But losing you has left a space,
This world can never fill.

Our thoughts are with you on this day,
Happy memories come to mind
Of one we loved with all our hearts
And will till the end of time.

The world may change from year to year,
And friends from day to day,
But sweet memories of you
Will never fade away.

Thoughts go back to happy days
When we were all together,
The family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.

Although our loved ones are out of sight
They are never out of mind,
For they are cherished in the hearts
Of the ones they left behind.

When we are in need of comfort
We walk down memory lane,
There we see you smiling
We talk with you again,
And as we wander slowly back
We seem to hear you say
Don't grieve. don't cry, my family,
We'll meet again some day.

Memory is a loving thing
It lasts the longest day
It can never be spent,
Never be lent,
Never be taken away.

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No words can tell, no flowers repay,
The loss we had one year today
Till memories fail and life departs,
You will live forever in our hearts.

If roses grow in Heaven, Lord,
Then pick a bunch for us
And place them in our (name)'s arms
And tell her/him they're from us.

Not one day passes Son
That we don't think of you,
Our broken hearts will never heal,
But your memory pulls us through.

How constantly we think of you,
With hearts and eyes that fill,
The love in life we had for you,
In death grows stronger still.
Let the winds of love blow softly
And whisper for you to hear,
We love and miss you sadly, as
It dawns another year.

Three years ago God took you, Mum,
He took my closest friend,
And left me with a broken heart,
I know will never mend.

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Birthday Memoriam

Just twenty flowers in our bouquet,
Just twenty years you'd be today.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But to stay only brought you pain,
Tears of love will never wake you,
God bless you, son, till we meet again.

We never need a special day
To bring you to our mind,
For days without a thought of you,
Are very hard to find.

We cannot send a birthday card,
Your hand we cannot touch,
But God will take our greetings
To the one we love so much.

Thinking of you on your birthday,
With sadness in our hearts,
For a very special someone,
From whom we had to part.

Another birthday, another year,
With precious memories of one so dear,
Thoughts today of our lives together,
Hold a love that will live forever.

All my life I will miss you
As the years come and go,
But in my heart you will live forever,
Because I love you so.

As I opened my eyes this morning
I looked to the heavens above,
I whispered, 'Happy Birthday, Babe',
And sent you all my love.

Your book of life stands open,
At its most important page,
May good luck be by your side,
On this your Coming of Age.

Happy Birthday (name)
We send our love today
Please look down upon us
And pray for us always

If tears could wash away our pain,
We would not feel such hurt again,
The heartbreak felt since you've been gone,
We wouldn't wish on anyone,
But today is your birthday,
So we'll have to be brave
And accept God's taken what first He gave.

Put your arms around her Lord,
Don't leave her on her own
For today it is my Mum's birthday,
Her first away from home.

Thinking of you on your birthday
We talk of you still,
We haven't forgotten you
And we never will.

Tears instead of wishes,
Flowers instead of cards,
You left us precious memories
That will stay within our hearts.

Instead of a card
We send our love
Instead of a gift, a prayer
To the one we thought the world of
And miss beyond compare.

You are the kind of person
Who leaves lovely memories behind
And special days like your birthday
Bring many fond memories to mind
And memories are possessions
That time can never destroy
For it is in happy remembrance
The heart finds its greatest joy.

No birthday cards today
A heartache, a tear,
A memory so dear
Every day of our lives,
we wish you were here.

Your present needs no choosing,
Flowers it has to be
And so many lovely memories
Of the way things used to be.

Two years ago you went away
To take a well earned rest
And of all the mothers in the world
I was lucky to get the best.

Another birthday has come around
And there's nothing I can do
But sit for a while and picture your smile
Just like I always do.

Birthday wishes I send today
To a star in the sky, not far away,
Engraved in gold on a cloud above
Just for you Mum, with all my love.

Thinking of you on your birthday (name)
But that is nothing new
For no day dawns and no day ends
Without a thought of you.

With an ache in my heart,
I whisper low,
Happy birthday, Mam,
I miss you so.



Christmas Memoriam

Deep within our aching hearts,
Wrapped in the purest gold,
Are happy Christmas memories,
Spent with you at home.

As we prepare for Christmas,
Our thoughts will be of you,
You always made our Christmases,
The happiest we ever knew.

We'll try our best to celebrate
The birth of Christ our King,
But in our hearts we realise
We've lost our everything.

I would give the world if I could say
Merry Christmas to my mum today,
To hear your voice, to see you smile,
Would be my dearest wish this Christmas time.

No presents to give you,
No wishes sincere,
Only the heartache
Of not having you near.

They say time heals many things,
But not the sadness Christmas brings,
The pain in my heart will always remain,
Until the day we meet again.

It doesn't take a special day
To bring you to my mind,
For days without a thought of you,
Are very hard to find.

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