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Funeral Poem – Please help me remember it


Funeral Poem – Please help me remember it

Funeral Poem – Please help me remember it

I am trying to search for a funeral poem that i once read. It has approx 4 verses to it and could well be linked to the bible. The only sentences that i vaguely remember are something like the following.

Do not mourn me, I am not dead,
I am only dead if you forget me.

I am not sure if it was an adaptation of the frequently quoted Christina Rossetti.

Any help would be gratefully received.

thanks

Remeber Me

Remember Me:
To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea – remember me.
As you look in awe at a mighty forest and its grand majesty – remember me.
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity – remember me.
Remember me in your heart, your thoughts, and your memories of the times we loved, the times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed.
For if you always think of me, I will have never gone.

I’m not sure it this it is but I liked it and think it might be close. I just lost my Dad and was looking for something
Sorry I did not see your request sooner… hope you found it elsewhere

Remember Me

Remember Me

It’s been a while since I left you
and I know you bear a heavy heart.
For years we were the best of friends
and in your eyes, we’re now apart.

Though it may be true my idle feet
no longer tread the grounds of earth,
it is you who can truly justify
what the steps they took are worth.

Realize now that I am only gone
if you choose for me to be
if you hesitate to speak my name
or recall each memory.

If you reject the image of my face
because it brings you pain,
then my life, my love, my laughter
will all have been in vain.

I know you miss my presence
from the steady tears upon your face,
but these tears you cry are not for me,
for I am in a better place.

I am no longer suffering.
I feel no pain, nor have I sorrow.
I’ve gone forward to this beautiful place
to spend today and every tomorrow.

So laugh at our jokes, remember our time
and freely speak my name.
If you’ll relive our years together,
then it won’t be an end that came.

Embrace the things we’ve shared;
revisit places we have been.
Keep me alive within your heart
and I will never die again.

Yes, it’s true that it won’t be the same
and the same…it will never be,
but I will always be by your side
if you will always remember me.

I did not die.

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 of snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle Autumn’s grain.

When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there;
I did not die.

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can 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 plann’d:
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.

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

 

Published On: 24th Oct 2015

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