5 Condolence Poems

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  1. Just Away
    Poet: Unknown


    I cannot say, and I will not say,
    That he is dead, he is just away.
    With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
    He has wandered into an unknown land.
    And left us dreaming how very fair,
    It needs must be, since he lingers there.
    And you Oh you, who the wildest yearn.
    For the old-time step and the glad return.
    Think of his faring on as dear,
    In the love of there, as the love of here.
    Think of his fairing on as dear,
    In the love of there, As the love of here.
    Think of him still as the same,
    I say he is not dead, he is just away.



  2. Just Around The Corner
    Poet: Canon Henry Scott Holland


    I have only slipped away into 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
    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 effort,
    Without the trace of a shadow on it.

    Life means all that it ever meant
    It is the same as it ever was
    There is absolutely 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.



  3. Gone Ahead
    Poet: Unknown


    Hes only gone on ahead of you,
    Not just left you behind.
    Although you cant be with him right now,
    He lives on in your heart and mind.

    The day will come when youll meet again
    On Heavens distant shore,
    And the two of you will walk hand in hand
    Together forever more.



  4. When The Road Is Dark
    Irish Blessing


    May you see Gods light on the path ahead
    When the road you walk is dark.
    May you always hear,
    Even in your hour of sorrow,
    The gentle singing of the lark.
    When times are hard may hardness
    Never turn your heart to stone,
    May you always remember
    When the shadows fall
    You do not walk alone.



  5. Memory's Lovely Garden
    Poet: Unknown


    Theres a very special garden
    Where the trees of memory grow
    Nurtured by the kindness
    And concern that good friends show.
    The roots are cherished memories
    Of good times in the past.
    The branches tender promises that souls endure and last.
    Its a place of peace and beauty
    Where bright new hopes can start
    Its memorys lovely garden that soothes the hurting heart


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