24/7 General Enquiries 01252 616431
£0.00
0

My Basket

0
Subtotal: £0.00

No products in the basket.

Please note, delivery can be up to 6 weeks. Give us a call on 01252 616431 if you require assistance and we would be happy to help.
After Their Death

Funeral Poems & Readings

After Their Death

A funeral poem for comfort during unsettling times

Print

After Their Death

You might be covered
By eyelids closed
Over your whole being,
Or reach with desperation
For something alive
To hold onto.
Your fingertips will hide
In a fist. No more palms
Open to life.
Humbled, the very ground
Will seem so large. Someday
The earth will own you.
Or you see there’s no time
To waste, and plow
Into previously feared goals.
Try to be patient
If it takes you years
To return.
This is the exit from Eden,
When you have chosen life
While wanting to die.
This is the fall that gives
Wisdom, perspective, gratefulness.
It is worth the crawl, back to life.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

More Funeral Poems

To Sleep

O soft embalmer of the still midnight, Shutting, with careful Fingers and benign, Our gloom-pleas‘d eyes, Embower‘d from the light, Enshaded in forgetfulness divine: O …

Read More →

Footprints On The Sands Of Time

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,  Life is but an empty dream! – For the soul is dead that slumbers,  And things are not what …

Read More →

The Tombs In Westminster Abbey

Mortality, behold and fear What a change of flesh is here! Think how many royal bones Sleep within these heaps of stones; Here they lie, …

Read More →

Love Lives Beyond the Tomb

And earth, which fades like dew: I love the fond, The faithful, and the true. Love lives in sleep: Tis happiness of healthy dreams: Eve‘s …

Read More →

Of Joy and Sorrow

Then a woman said, ―Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.‖ And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from …

Read More →

When God Comforted Me

From heaven he was delivered As a baby unto you, When God said to me softly I’m trusting you to do Everything that’s needed To …

Read More →

How Grateful I Would Be To Have Just One More Day

If I could have just one more day and wishes did come true, I’d spend every glorious moment side by side with you. Recalling all …

Read More →

Untitled

I am standing on the sea shore. A Ship sails and spreads her white sails to the morning breeze And starts for the ocean. She is …

Read More →

Seasons Of Grief

Shall I wither and fall like an autumn leaf, From this deep sorrow – from this painful grief? How can I go on or find …

Read More →

Songs of the Death of Children (Kindertotenlieder)

You must not shut the night inside you, But endlessly in light the dark immerse. A tiny lamp has gone out in my tent – …

Read More →

My Memory Library

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 …

Read More →

A Song of Living

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lost in the …

Read More →

All Nature Has A Feeling

All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks Are life eternal: and in silence they Speak happiness beyond the reach of books; There’s nothing mortal …

Read More →

Irish Blessing

May the roads rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, May …

Read More →

My Mother’s Sleep Is Deep

My mother‘s sleep is deep as drifts of snow. Snow-white the moon which plays with rays like fingers, Smoothes and lingers on her white sheet. …

Read More →

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, we are having to change the way we are running. We would appreciate where possible to do funeral arrangements over the phone. We are aware this is not ideal, neither is it the way we wish to be operating. Understandably due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are adopting these methods to be as compliant as possible with government guidance. This will also apply to the manner in how we are conducting the funerals, we will ensure to do our utmost to remain highly respectful as usual, with as many of our traditions still in place.

For the safety of our staff and yourselves, we are adapting daily to the guidelines set by the government and local authorities.

For any queries or concerns please do contact any of our offices or general enquires on 01252 616431.

Request More Info

Have a question? Or would like to know more? Fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.