Joyce Grenfell

(1910 - 1979 / London)

Death (If I Should Go) - Poem by Joyce Grenfell

If I should die before the rest of you,
Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone.
Nor, when I'm gone, speak in a Sunday voice,
But be the usual selves that I have known.
Weep if you must,
Parting is hell.
But life goes on,
So........ sing as well.

Topic(s) of this poem: death


Comments about Death (If I Should Go) by Joyce Grenfell

  • (1/11/2019 12:15:00 PM)

    A good friend of me, Jan Bremen, dyed and on his memory leaflet was this poem. I was typical about his opinion of himself, a modest and very nice and funny colleage. I love this little poem, because it gives me an drive to go on with my life, even if you loose dear family and friends. And I love singing ebryday. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 28, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 27, 2015


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