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Memorial Card and Bookmark Poems

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Crossing the Bar

    Twilight and evening bell,
    And after that the dark!
    And may there be no sadness of farewell,
    When I embark;
    For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
    The flood may bear me far,
    I hope to see my Pilot face to face
    When I have crost the bar.

    Remember Me

      Don’t remember me with sadness,
      Don’t remember me with tears,
      Remember all the laughter,
      We’ve shared throughout the years.
      Now I am contented
      That my life it was worthwhile,
      Knowing as I passed along the way
      I made somebody smile.
      When you are walking down the street
      And you’ve got me on your mind,
      I’m walking in your footsteps
      Only half a step behind.
      So please don’t be unhappy
      Just because I’m out of sight,
      Remember that I’m with you
      Each morning, noon and night.

      Her Journey’s Just Begun

        Don’t think of her as gone away –
        her journey’s just begun,
        life holds so many facets –
        this earth is only one.
        Just think of her as resting
        from the sorrows and the tears
        in a place of warmth and comfort
        where there are no days and years.
        Think how she must be wishing
        that we could know today
        How nothing but our sadness
        can really pass away.
        And think of her as living
        in the hearts of those she touched…
        for nothing loved is ever lost –
        and she was loved so much.

        Miss Me But Let Me Go

          When I come to the end of the road,
          And the sun has set for me.
          I want no rites in a gloom filled room,
          Why cry for a soul set free?
          Miss me a little, but not too long,
          And not with your head bowed low.
          Remember the love that we once shared,
          Miss me but let me go.
          For this is a journey we all must take,
          And each must go alone,
          It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,
          A step on the road to home.
          When you are lonely and sick of heart,
          Go to the friends we know,
          And bury your sorrow in doing
          good deeds,
          Miss me but let me go.

          Road To Eternity

            Life is but a stopping place,
            a pause in what’s to be,
            a resting place along the
            road to sweet eternity.
            We all have different journeys,
            different paths along the way,
            we all were meant to learn some
            things, but never meant to stay.
            Our destination is a place
            far greater than we know,
            for some, the journey’s quicker,
            for some the journey’s slow.
            And when the journey finally ends,
            we’ll claim a great reward,
            and find an everlasting peace,
            together with the Lord.

            Life is But a Stopping Place

              Life is but a stopping place,
              a pause in what’s to be,
              a resting place along the
              road to sweet eternity.
              We all have different journeys,
              different paths along the way,
              we all were meant to learn some
              things, but never meant to stay.
              Our destination is a place
              far greater than we know,
              for some, the journey’s quicker,
              for some the journey’s slow.
              And when the journey finally ends,
              we’ll claim a great reward,
              and find an everlasting peace,
              together with the Lord.

              Indian Prayer

                Do not stand at my grave and weep,
                I am not there.
                I do not sleep.
                I am a thousand winds that blow,
                I am the diamond glint on snow.
                I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
                I am the gentle autumn rain.
                When you wake in morning hush,
                I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight.
                I am the soft starlight at night.
                Do not stand at my grave and cry,
                I am not there.
                I did not die.

                Memories Live Forever

                  A bouquet of beautiful memories,
                  sprayed with a million tears,
                  wishing God could have spared you,
                  if just for a few more years.
                  It does not take a special day,
                  for us to think of you,
                  each Mass we hear,
                  each prayer we say,
                  is offered up for you.
                  We cannot bring the old days back,
                  when we were all together,
                  our family chain is broken now,
                  but memories live forever.

                  After Glow

                    I’d Like The Memory Of Me
                    To Be A Happy One.
                    I’d Like To Leave An After
                    Glow Of Smiles When
                    Life Is Done.
                    I’d Like To Leave An Echo
                    Whispering Softly
                    Down The Ways.
                    Of Happy Times And
                    Laughing Times And
                    Bright And Sunny Days.
                    I’d Like The Tears Of Those
                    Who Grieve, To Dry
                    Before The Sun.
                    Of Happy Memories That I
                    Leave When Life Is Done.

                    Just a Memory Away

                      I’m no longer by your side,
                      but there’s no need to weep;
                      I’ve left sweet recollections,
                      I’m hoping you would keep.
                      Eternal joy and memories stay in our hearts forever,
                      Strengthening our special bond that parting cannot sever.
                      Now it’s time to journey on,
                      so let your faith be strong,
                      For I am in a better place…
                      I’m home where I belong.
                      And if times of loneliness bring sorrow and dismay,
                      Don’t despair,
                      for I am there…
                      just a memory away.