1. cheeky1

    cheeky1 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2013
    33
    scotland
    Dad passed on Sunday Im grateful that in the end he didnt linger too long I know he is at peace now I was looking for a poem which is not religious and conveys our feelings about this horrible disease and our thanks for a wonderful dad.Anyone help xx
     
  2. Vix321

    Vix321 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2015
    21
    I'm sorry to hear about your Dad.

    I wanted a similar poem for my father's funeral and found it hard to track down a poem which filled those criteria. In the end, I chose the following poem - it was more religious than I'd wanted, but the sentiment was perfect.

    I don't know if the poem will be suitable? It may be more religious than you want. If so, apologies for any offence.

    "When God saw you getting tired’ by Anon

    When God saw you getting tired
    And a cure was not to be
    He put his arms around you
    And whispered come to me
    He didn’t like what you went through
    And he gave you rest
    His garden must be beautiful
    He only takes the best
    And when we saw you sleeping
    So peaceful and free from pain
    We wouldn’t wish you back
    To suffer that again
    Today we say goodbye
    And as you take your final rest
    That garden must be beautiful
    Because you are one of the best."
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,277
    Male
    North Manchester
  4. cheeky1

    cheeky1 Registered User

    Apr 3, 2013
    33
    scotland
    You didn't die just recently,
    You died some time ago.
    Although your body stayed a while,
    And didn't really know.
    For you had got Altzheimer's,
    You failed to comprehend.
    Your body went on living.
    But your mind had reached its end.
    So we've already said, "Goodbye",
    To the person that we knew.
    The person that we trully loved,
    The person that was, "You".
    And so we meet again today,
    To toast your bodies end.
    For it was true and faithful,
    Until right at the end.
    And so, when we remember,
    We'll think of all the rest.
    We'll concentrate on earlier,
    And remember all the best.
    For in the real scheme of things,
    Your illness wasn't long.
    Compared to all the happiness,
    You brought your whole life long.
    We think of you as yesterday,
    When you were fit and well.
    And when we're asked about you,
    It's those things that we'll tell.
    And so we meet in 'membrance,
    Of a mind so fit and true.
    We're here to pay our last respects
    To say that, "We love you".


    thanks all xx
     
  5. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,035
    I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad cheeky1, your poem is lovely.
     

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