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  • Silver Star - 7,710 Points Roseann Shawiak (8/31/2014 2:30:00 PM)

    This poem is exceptional, I really like it's quiet, soothing message in sorrow's pathway. Now one of my favorites.

  • Rookie Esther Visser (2/20/2013 2:58:00 AM)

    Death is nothing at all

    I have only slipped away into the next room

    I am I and you are you

    Whatever we were to each other

    That we are still

    Call me by my old familiar name

    Speak to me in the easy way you always used

    Put no difference into your tone

    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow

    Laugh as we always laughed

    At the little jokes we always 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 ghost of a shadow in it

    Life means all that it ever meant

    It is the same as it ever was

    There is absolute unbroken continuity

    What is death but a negligible accident?

    Why should I be out of mind

    Because I am out of sight?

    I am waiting for you for an interval

    Somewhere very near

    Just around the corner

    All is well.

    Nothing is past; nothing is lost

    One brief moment and all will be as it was before

    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!



    Canon Henry Scott-Holland,1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

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