Tuesday, March 12, 2013

INSPIRATIONAL DEATH AND MEMORIAL POEMS AND QUOTES








DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP

by Mary Elizabeth 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 glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!)




 UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

by Injete Chesoni

Death is a brief separation
A temporary pain
Grieve not my dear
The sun will shine again
Death separates our bodies
But our hearts remain the same
And the memories of our love
Will soothe away your pain
And carry you over
Until we meet again.







 MISS ME BUT LET ME GO

Attributed to Edgar A. Guest
 
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.
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me–But Let me Go.



I AM NOT GONE



by Injete Chesoni
 
I am not gone
I remain here beside you
Just in a different form
Look for me in your heart
And there you will find me
in our love which forever lives on

In those moments when you feel alone

Look for me in your thoughts
And there you will find me
in sweet memories that burn strong

Every time a tear

Forms in your beautiful eyes
Look up to the heavens
And there you will see me
Smiling down from God’s glorious skies



A PSALM OF LIFE



by Henry Longfellow

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.




FOREVER REMEMBERED



by Injete Chesoni

Even after life is gone
In our hearts your love lingers on
Even after you have left our sight
In our thoughts
your light shines bright
Even after you are gone
In our memories
you forever live on.






"To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die." ~ Thomas Campbell


LIFE IS BUT A STOPPING PLACE


Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in 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.
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord



Author unknown




I'M FREE



Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
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, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.



If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh 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 too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.






 


CROSSING OVER


Oh, please don't feel guilty
It was just my time to go.
I see you are still feeling sad,
And the tears just seem to flow.
We all come to earth for our lifetime,
And for some it's not many years
I don't want you to keep crying
You are shedding so many tears.
I haven't really left you
Even though it may seem so.
I have just gone to my heavenly home,
And I'm closer to you than you know.
Just believe that when you say
my name, I'm standing next to you,
I know you long to see me,
But there's nothing I can do.
But I'll still send you messages
And hope you understand,
That when your time comes to
“cross over,”  I'll be there
to take your hand.


Author Unknown




FOUR CANDLES


The first candle represents our grief.
The pain of losing you is intense.
It reminds us of the depth of our love for you.
This second candle represents our courage.
To confront our sorrow,
To comfort each other,
To change our lives.
This third candle we light in your memory.
For the times we laughed,
The times we cried,
The times we were angry with each other,
The silly things you did,
The caring and joy you gave us.
This fourth candle we light for our love.
We light this candle that your light will always shine.
As we enter this holiday season and share this night of remembrance
with our family and friends.
We cherish the special place in our hearts
that will always be reserved for you.
We thank you for the gift
your living brought to each of us.
We love you.
We remember you.

Unknown Author


 

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 for long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that once we shared
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all part of the master plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go the friends we know.
Laugh at all the things we used to do
Miss me, but let me go.
When I am dead my dearest
Sing no sad songs for me
Plant thou no roses at my head
Nor shady cypress tree
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet
And if thou wilt remember
And if thou wilt, forget.
I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not fear the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on as if in pain;
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.



GOD'S GARDEN
 
God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, ‘Peace bethine’.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.


Anon

 

I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU

 
I am always with you
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with too many tears,
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you've given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
That it is only for a while that we must part,
So treasure the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then, when you come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and a "Welcome Home".

Author Unknown


 

ASLEEP
 
As far from pity as complaint,
As cool to speech as stone,
As numb to revelation
As if my trade were bone.
As far from time as history,
As near yourself to-day
As children to the rainbow's scarf,
Or sunset's yellow play
To eyelids in the sepulchre.
How still the dancer lies,
While color's revelations break,
And blaze the butterflies !

Emily Dickinson





He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Life is eternal, and love is immortal,

and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
~Rossiter Worthington Raymond


Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.  ~Kahlil Gibran




And with the morn those angel faces smile

Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
~John Henry Newman



Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. ~Terri Guillemets



Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,

May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
~Author Unknown


For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.  ~William Penn



Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.  ~From a headstone in Ireland



In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.  ~Robert Ingersoll



When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.  ~Kahlil Gibran







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  4. These quotes and poems are amazing. Almost a year and a half ago, a dear friend of mine passed tragically and very young. These quotes help me a lot. Thank you

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    1. Accept my heartfelt sympathy ! I also have lost my mother, father , relatives and friends that I still love them and miss them so much....and this is why I posted all those poems and quotes. May good Lord bless you every day of your life !

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  5. Great compilation of poems. Some of them really touched my heart. Sometimes, all we need, is some good words. Thank you so much. These poems about life also helped me a lot http://hardquotes.com/inspirational-stories/motivational-poems-about-life

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    1. Thank you, Paul, for your nice comment. I also visited the site hardquotes.com and it is really great: again, thank you.Indeed, all we need sometimes is some good words but it seems that there are difficult times for everyone or.....anyway, we try to find that support we need in books or...quotes on internet. Unfortunately ... it's safer that way ! I wish you a beautiful life full of amazing moments !

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    2. This is incredible, very comforting and at the same time helping someone to keep in touch with the reality that life is. On the loss of my Dad i have found this very helpful.

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  6. This is a beautiful site and I'm so happy I found it. The poems are beautiful and help during this difficult time.

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  8. Poems are really good heart touching..... n me too... my self m a heart pation I don't know how long m going to live on this earth. .. but I do I'll really miss my daughter she is only 4yrs as her birthday is on 25th December. God b wit me n make me stong enough to fight wit my life.

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  9. these poems they help me a lot my sister she died off cancer .I know she not in pain anymore and she with God we were closer then sisters ,thank you for these poems they mean a lot too me God Bless.

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  10. my sister in law died Friday jan the 15 off cancer we were very close then sisters I miss her so much she the kinda off person you could always turn too when no one else care ,we bury her on Monday my brother is taken it well but he has not been left alone Please Pray for him threw this hard time God Bless .

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  11. REALLY GREAT MOTIVATIONAL. POEMS......

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  13. I am so touched and want to share my sympathy, I lost my granny MaMkwananzi late February and on June I lost my uncle Butho and last Sunday I lost my granny too. So am so comforted with these quotes, hope to reunite with them again in the Lord. By Fatsoe

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  14. What a beautiful, thoughtful and helpful page. God bless you for taking the time to put this page together it is a blessing when one needs words of comfort to help those left behind. To God be the glory for the good work you have done.

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    1. Thank you for your visit and appreciation . As any of us, I also lost someone dear and....I try to find words of comfort and I thought that may help if...
      May good Lord bless you always !

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