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    Profile photo of TiaArtemis TiaArtemis September 29, 2013 at 5:40 am

    I have it written on my bedroom wall. I’d like it to be on my tombstone one day.

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    Profile photo of Martin Martin July 24, 2013 at 5:47 am

    makes me want to do a song about this. outstanding!

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    Profile photo of Rose Rose October 12, 2013 at 5:14 am

    I don’t even want a funeral! I don’t want people coming to my grave and weeping all over it! No! I don’t want any person’s tears! So what? I was there and then I’m not! Be joyful, for the love of something! There are enough damned tears in the world, aren’t there? Why won’t you say, ‘She was alive, how lucky she was, and now it’s over for her. But I have another day! How lucky I am!’

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    Profile photo of Fozzy Fozzy November 26, 2013 at 1:29 am

    This is really beautiful, a friend of mine recently committed suicide and well I feel like he’d feel this way.

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    Profile photo of AfreeCyprus AfreeCyprus May 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    This Poem is possibly the most BEAUTIFUL piece of thoughts and words put together. This actually made my day! Who made this poem? I must shake the fuckin hand of who ever made it because its so lovely. I love how it rhymes ever so wonderfully. Thank you and God bless!

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    Profile photo of AngelaTC AngelaTC January 9, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I had a friend that wanted me to read this at her funeral. So I did.

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    Profile photo of the8thguy the8thguy February 6, 2013 at 12:43 am

    I am totally moved by this incredible poem.

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    Profile photo of Corey Corey January 19, 2013 at 10:35 am

    this is the poem on the back of my best friends funeral card who passed away this summer.
    Neil it is selfish to wish you were still here, because now i know you are everywhere. I can still say i miss you to death, because i do. Your words echo inside me, and i will carry out the actions of great kindness in which you have begun.

    I love you brother, i always will. Even if you won’t be there at the next gathering to give me a bathrobe hug.

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    Profile photo of capergal capergal June 21, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I lost my daughter a year ago – she was only 47. The poem brought me some comfort – it is so beautiful and so true. I will have it read at my funeral.

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    Profile photo of Anne Anne June 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    This is a lovely poem- we sang this in choir, it makes it even more beautiful! Check out the youtube of a choir singing it!

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    Profile photo of Brynn Brynn January 1, 2013 at 12:02 am

    This is absolutely stunning.

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    Profile photo of Ginger Ginger January 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    This is an incredible incredible poem. truly beautiful to the core. thank you for creating it

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      Profile photo of Mindful Poet Mindful Poet January 16, 2013 at 8:32 am

      This poem was written by Mary Elizabeth Fry in 1932.

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    Profile photo of Sugar Magnolia Sugar Magnolia January 17, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    this was on the card handed out a good friend of mine’s funeral. i think we should celebrate death. is is selfish of us as humans for mourn, simply because we can’t experience this soul physically anymore, while they are able to finally experience THE ALL OF EVERYTHING! that is cause for celebration in my opinion.

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      Profile photo of miskLeeL miskLeeL February 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      @Sugar Magnolia, i think that the idea of celebrating death is very interesting, believing that there might be something else, something better beyond. I think we should learn how to love life without fearing death.
      Celebrating life, and celebrating death are two things that will make us better beings. Thanks for suggesting this, you made my day :)

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    Profile photo of Alexandra Alexandra April 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    So beautiful. One of my favorites. I want this to be the only “reading” at my funeral.

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      Profile photo of Sofia J. Arendt Sofia J. Arendt February 13, 2013 at 12:35 am

      It was read at my beloved friend’s funeral. I’ve never cried like that rainy day.

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