Here are some poems in loving memory of a loved one in Heaven:
1. This Journey of Grief
It’s hard to explain this journey of grief
although I travel it every day
others try to understand
as I wipe the tears away.
Yes, some days are harder than others
I take each one from minute to minute
but what makes it difficult is looking at life
and wishing that you were in it.
There’s no handbook for this journey
no compass, map, or guide
so I walk through it the best I can
and imagine you’re by my side.
That’s what helps me get through it
knowing that spirit lasts forever
so although you are gone from sight
in our hearts, we are together.
2. Thinking Of You
Here’s a little comfort bear,
because I can’t be there…
When I think of you,
I say a little prayer.
I pray God will comfort you,
with his loving care.
anytime you need him,
I know he will be there.
If you ever need me,
you know I’m here for you,
please don’t hesitate to call
I’m always here for you.
3. Locked up inside my heart
At my own beck and call
Lives all the beauty, joy and love
You brought into my world
Memories to treasure
Moments that delight
Their value is beyond measure
A testament to your life
They are there for me to unpack
And rummage through each day
They bring smiles and comfort
And often tears along the way
But they are there whenever I need them
Morning, noon or night
And in my heart is where they’ll stay
Until our reunion day
4. For years, the riverbank was where
Your soul felt most at peace
Your heart was most content when there
With the fish and the geese
But then, your spirit came to rest
Where angels chose to roam
And once equipped with ten pound test
You made yourself at home.
The sky became your deep blue sea
The clouds became your shore
And there, for all eternity
You sat with friends galore
Each angel was a fisherman
Who had traded his pole
For golden wings and a game plan
At Heaven’s Fishing Hole.
The tales you told about each catch
Its stature and its girth
Will live in memories unmatched
As days pass here on earth
Until we meet again, one day
Upon God’s golden sand
We’ll picture you, no other way
Than with a pole in hand.
5. Death is Nothing at All
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.
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