Funeral Poems & Readings

If Only You Could Have Stayed

A funeral poem for comfort during unsettling times

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If Only You Could Have Stayed

Constantly thinking,

never to be the same.

The tears fall quickly

just hearing your name.

Silence is golden,

yet not anymore.

Silence brings thoughts

I just can’t ignore.

The nights are sleepless,

dreams out of reach.

Crying in my pillow

to you I beseech.

Surrounded by family,

I still feel alone.

My heart is so empty.

This pain I must own.

I wish I could hug you

and just see your face.

But now I have memories

to stand in your place.

Gone but not forgotten,

that’s what they say.

Of course that is true…

but if only you could have stayed.

Catherine Lamberton
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