Friday, 15 August 2008

A poem for Granny

For my lovely Granny, whose funeral is today. My Grandfather chose this poem and dedicated to their children. I don't know who wrote it but I think it's just right for this very sad occasion.

You can shed tears that she has gone, or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back, or you can close your eyes and see all that she's left.


Your heart can be empty because you can't see her, or you can be full of the love you have shared.


You can turn your back on tomorrow because of yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.


You can remember her and only that she is gone, or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.


You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

5 comments:

Bibliophile said...

I found this.. http://www.poeticexpressions.co.uk/P...0is%20gone.htm
Quite interesting..

Peta said...

How interesting - the link you gave is being naughty but using my brilliant brain I found the page and read up.

New attempt at clever link here!

Bibliophile said...

Ah - you forget I am not a pc whizz kid as you are & therefore have no idea how to leave un-naighty links!

The Holistic Knitter said...

A lovely poem. I'm sorry for your loss.

Margaret said...

I returned to England recently for the Service of Rememberance for my mother, who had 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. The Minister who conducted the service read out this very poem. It is by a man called DAVID HARKINS who wrote it in 1981, in a village in Cumbria called Silloth, in the north of England. Queen Elizabeth II had this poem read at the funeral service of her mother (The Queen Mother.)