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Read and Remember

leefer

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Taken on my visit to Crewe cemetery today......not seen it before and found it really moving.
Incidently i trudged around the fantastic atmospheric Manchester cemetery also today....forgot me hat and coat and walked out white as a ghost... got a few funny glances as i tried to act cool by trying....to keep warm:rolleyes:
 

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I found this poem in my Mums effects, after she had died. So this what I read out at her funeral.
It took me a while to read it, but I choked my way through it.

It's similar to what you found Lee.

In the Next Room.

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 which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone:
Wear no forced air or solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the
little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
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. All is well.


Canon Henry Scott Holland.



Steve.:)
 

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