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Short poem for my sister's memorial

 
12-04-06
jmella
 
Posts: 1
Short poem for my sister's memorial

Greetings,

I'm really needing your help...My sister has died, and I want to read a poem of some kind...something that talks about finally being at peace after traveling a difficult life path. She died at her own hand, so it's a sensitive situation and I want to stress the release that her death represents.

Thanks for your help....

j


 
24-04-06
geronimo
 
Posts: 1
poem

You might try this: www.netpoets.com/poems/death/0039005.htm

There are other poems too.


My sister also shot herself in the head. A tragedy, a deeply wrong thing to do. She left behind the shattered pieces of her family, our hearts torn as the bullet tore through her head. Our tears still flow sometimes, after 20 years, when we think or talk about her. What a loss to our hearts and souls.

Forgive yourself. You can't stop someone who is determined.


 
05-08-07
memejo165
 
My sister died

my sister has died from a drunk driver and i need something to read please help me


 
06-08-07
Guest
 

What about this:

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


 
15-09-07
Guest
 
XXX

I just lost my sister 2 days ago. This poem is not only touching but expresses my own thoughts and feelings. Wonderful....simply wonderful...thank you


 
23-11-07
Guest
 
XXX

i lost my sister in the A27 crash on april the 24th and this is a reli good poem which sums up exactly what i feel
well done!


 
11-12-07
Guest
 

I lost my sister just over a year ago. That poem is so nice. Thanks for sharing.


 
17-01-08
Guest
 

I will using this same poem this saturday for my sisters funeral. Thank you


 
10-02-08
Guest
 
loss

What a fantastic poem it certainly made me shake !
I have recently lost my nephew in a motorbike accident ! so if anyone
knows of any poems that I can use to help us through!
The sister one described exactly how we felt when we lost my sister 3 years ago ! thank you


 
25-02-08
Guest
 

My sister passed just 2 days ago at the young age of 47, I will be saying this poem at her service, Thank-You!!!


 
01-03-08
Guest
 
amazing poem

thank you for writing such an excellent piece of material, i will be using it for my sisters memorial, she was taken from us in 2003 at the hands of her boyfriend who is still free and it really touched my heart and put my feelings into words!


 
07-03-08
Guest
 
Thank you

My little sister was killed in a car accident while I was in Iraq in April 2007. Our family is having a memorial bike run for her this year (I was not able to go to her memorial when she died) and I am gonna try to use this peom for it. Thank you so much.


 
22-03-08
Guest
 
Thank you for this beautiful poem

My sister just passed away last week. I am unable to make it to her funeral but found this poem & it will be read at her services this Saturday. I wish to thank you for this beautiful poem that says so much that I was feeling inside.


 
11-04-08
Guest
 

I lost my sister February 17th, she was my everything. She was 25 years old and had 1 5 years old daughter. I miss her so much and would give the world to have her for one more day.


 
22-04-08
Guest
 

my sister was just killed this past weekend by a hit and run driver, she was only 25 and this sudden loss has struck my family extremly hard. i have been sitting infront of my computer trying to think of what to say at her funeral but the words i put down just didnt express my thoughts the way this poem does. thank you


 
04-05-08
Guest
 

We lost our beloved baby sister on April 18, 6 days after my birthday, on our nieces birthday. She had just turned 42 two weeks before. She was taken from our lives as quickly as she entered.


 
14-05-08
Guest
 
I need some kind of poem to help me

Well i just lost my 17 year old sister we were only a year apart she died last week April 26

She was struck by a car in brooklyn ny

iTs really hard for me and my family so, i can relate to everyones pain
ive been looking and looking for poems but havent found anything ive been stressing alot lately and its really bad ive also been depressed about this and dont know how to deal with it

plz if u have a poem or anything


thank you


 
20-05-08
Guest
 
my twin sister

My twin Sister Died when We were 3 years old it was a tragic accident my dad ran over her when he was drunk but like I said it was a tragic accident and he is the only person that thinks it wasn't and he wont let it go so I ask anyone with a Heart to pray for my dad I love him very much and want him to let it go and let her go and rest.


 
23-05-08
Guest
 

XXX
my sister die when i was only a baby and i didn't ever get to know her. now 13 years later its just now hitting me and its hitting me hard. i don't know what to do because my parents have moved on but now i'm there. i don't know what to do but i read this poem and it helped me a lot.
thank you


 
28-05-08
Guest
 
Poem

Great Poem!!

Thx~


 
20-06-08
Guest
 
sister and aunt

my aunt was just killed 2 nights ago by a drunk driver, she had just bought a harley a few months ago ,her boyfriend daryl was driving and a drunk lady crossed the center line and killed both of them, we are in a fog of grief. and my mom and I really loved this poem. thank you


 
24-11-08
Guest
 
Good Poem

I lost my sister on 24/10/2008. I was there with her all night, and all morning.

This poem is really touching.

Thanks

Sam


 
11-01-09
Guest
 
thanx

great poem.x
i lost my sista at 17 days old.x
im going 2 read the poem at her memorial service.x
thanx.x


 
29-01-09
Guest
 
XXX

the sister poem says it all.iv lost 2 sisters,a mum and close friend.Im not very good at poems but i tried my best.
i lost my baby sister on the 27th january 2007.then this year my baby cousin was buried on the 28th january 09,it was really hard as neither of them lived for a moment from being born,i miss my sister so bad,and wish i could of had at least a second with her.to see her open her little eyes and then maybe a sweet goodbye. R.I.P TARA KEELEY MCFADDEN i love you xx

date 29/1/09
I saw my sister in the chapel of rest,
and held her little hand,
she looked so peaceful and content,
she will never understand the
pain,the hurt the tears i've cryed
wishing that she had never died.
all the months and all the years
we could of shared together
we still can do that,in my heart
because the memory of you i'll treasure.


 
25-04-09
Guest
 
remembering a sister

i lost a sister in 2006.
it was terrible her and my brother were in a car accident
my brother only had a few bumps and bruises but my sister
was killed.
i remember her lots and will never forget her
we were 7 years apart but she always helped me with my problems
the poem helped lots thank you so very much!


 
11-05-09
Guest
 

my sister just was murdered yester day(mothersday) and everyone is still in a fog of grief and disbelief.


 
17-05-09
Guest
 

Thanx for this poem
I lost my sister whne i was 4 it was 3 days after my bithday now 10 years on im just starting to take in that i will never see her again.


 
20-05-09
Guest
 
Incredible poem

Whom ever provided this poem, it is incredible. So poignant, and so on the mark. thank you.


 
23-05-09
Guest
 
I lost a sister

she wasnt really my sister but she was in my Youth org. and we were all sisters we helped eachother no matter what and her death was unexpected and she was young. too young to die 14 she passed away on May 19th and the cause of death is unknown


 
03-07-09
Guest
 
i lost a sister too

i lost my sister on the 15/9/2006 she was just 9 years old she had been run over and killed right away i blam my self as i should of been going to pick her up to stay at my house after i had done at work but work asked me to stay and do a few more hours so i did as i need the money wish i never now cos if i said no she prob would still be here now


 
02-08-09
Guest
 

hi i lost my sister 4 days ago 2 cancer she was only 13, im going to miss her so much and there wont be a day that goes by that i wont think of her, shes the bravest strongest person i no she allways stayed possitive right up 2 the last day, holding my sister and watching her simply fad away was the hardest thing ive ever had 2 do, im 25 and even though there was a big age gap we was really close i cant even think of my life with out her at the moment,i could never have asked for a more caring sensitive sister even at the young age of 13 she touched so many hearts,x your poem is really lovley,x


 
04-08-09
Guest
 
I Lost my brother

My brother was found dead last month. He'd been dead for over a month and they couldnt not give use the cause of death. We still dont know exactly. he had been depressed for a long time and i he had isolated himself from us completely the last 5 years. He used to be my rolmodel, my hero. It has been extremely hard to see him change (he refused to see a doctor , or even talk about the subject). Altho his death has bittered me and changed my perspective of the world , and I am haunted by guilt on a regular basis. (for not doing more to get him out of his isolatement...I take some comfort in the fact that my brother is not in pain anymore. that his death means he is finally at piece.


 
11-08-09
Guest
 
The loss of my sister Maria - 4.8.09

I have been asked to read a poem at my sister's funeral on Friday and found the one you had posted. I think it is beautiful and would like to use it.


 
17-08-09
Guest
 
I lost 2 sisters

I lost my sister on Saturday. She is the second sister I ahve lost in 8 months. I found this poem very fitting and espressive of my feelings.

The Hearts Library
© Sarah Blackstone
Imagine if I was given one moment,
just a single slice of my past.
I could hold it close forever,
and that moment would always last.

Id put the moment in a safe,
within my hearts abode.
I could open it when I wanted,
and only I would know the code.

I could choose a time of laughing,
a time of happiness and fun.
I could choose a time that tried me,
through everything I've done.

I sat and thought about what moment,
would always make me smile.
One that would always push me,
to walk that extra mile.

If I'm feeling sad and low,
if I'm struggling with what to do.
I can go and open my little safe,
and watch my moment through.

There are moments I can think of,
that would lift my spirits everytime.
The moments when you picked me up,
when the road was hard to climb.

For me to only pick one moment,
to cherish, save and keep,
Is proving really difficult,
as I've gathered up a heap!

I've dug deep inside my heart,
found the safe and looked inside,
there was room for lots of moments,
in fact hundreds if I tried.

Am building my own little library,
embedded in my heart,
for all the moments spent with you,
before you had to part.

I can open it up whenever I like,
pick a moment and watch it through,
My little library acts as a promise,
I'll never ever forget you


 
08-09-09
Guest
 
Is thr a way from whr I could bring her back????

Its One year 2 months and 28 days since I lost my beloved sister.
but it is still hard to believe that she is not with us. infact she is always with me .. whenever I want see her .. I just close my eyes and she is here.

But the truth is that I have lost my little sis .. I miss her so much.

Shahzad


 
28-12-09
Guest
 
thank you

Hello. My sister (26) and nephew (5) were killed when a train struck their car a few days ago. Thankfully my niece survived. I am trying to find something to say at their joint funeral, and this site has really helped. Thank you.


 
28-02-10
keuka79
 
Posts: 1
myra andrews sobel (Mimi) 2.19.2010

My sister died last friday, we are having a memorial / Celebration of Life on March 7. I have been asked by her husband to speak, along with a few others. I don't know what to say, I haven't been able to journal - to write, nothing is coming up... I am staying with my sister's family she has a husband. two teen age children and a family business... I am helping out for a few weeks til they get back in the swing of things...

I don't know what to say... I am the only one who continued to go to church after mimi and I were the only ones while we were growing up...
the 23rd Psalm, or some other
i don't know - any ideas? her memorial is a week from today...




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