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Honor a Loved One's Memory

Connie B

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There are so many nice poems & sayings about the lose of a loved one. I thought it might be nice to share some of those sayings. I hope other's will join in and share as well.


If tears could build a stairway

and memories a lane

I would walk right uup to Heaven

and bring you back again.

No farewell wores were spoken

No time to say "Goodbye"

You were gone before I knew it

and only God knows why

But now I know you want me

to mourn for you no more

To remember all the happy times

life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten

I pledge to you today-

A hollowed place within my heart

is where you'll always stay.


What we have once enjoyed we can never lose;

All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us.

Helen Keller


Love Lives On

Those we love remain with us

for love itself lives on,

and cherished memories never fade

because a loved one's gone.

Those we love can never be

more than a thought apart,

far as long as there is memory,

they'll live on in the heart.

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Tony's daughter read this at his funeral:

He is Gone

You can shed tears that he is gone,

Or you can smile because he lived,

You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,

Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,

Or it can be full of the love you shared,

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live for yesterday,

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of today.

You can remember him and only that he is gone

Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on,

You can cry, close your mind, be empty and turn your back,

Or you can do what he would want:

smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.

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That is beautiful, Welthy.

I wrote this 20 years ago when we lost my aunt and cousin in a car accident. We put it on their picture board:

A woman and child with hearts of gold

Their time so short, so much untold

They will never know all the lives they have touched

How many that needed and loved them so much

In our hearts they will live on

Our memories cherished, our love for them strong

Fear not for our loved ones, they will not be alone

God sent his angels to carry them home

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This is not a saying, per se, but an excerpt from the book Bill was writing - I believe it fits the topic.

"...when I accuse myself of being selfish and stupid, even guilty of wasting my life, I am passing judgements about myself that are not necessarily shared by anyone else, especially those people who know me (one assumes they also like me). My life, it would appear, also exists in the thoughts and feelings of other lives. And most important of all is how their view of my being is quite different from my own. I do, in fact, exist in more than one place and in more than one form. The image of me (the whole me) that is familiar to my daughter in England, though different than the image I have of myself here in America, is an accurate one as far as she is concerned. Although she experiences me in a way that is at odds with how I experience myself, she experiences me nonetheless. And she will continue to experience me long after I am dead and gone. I could not wipe myself from the face of the Earth even if I tried—so what chance does cancer have? "

- Bill Wareing, April 2007

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