To all those who lost someone - please read

by Anonymous

To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Everything remains as it
was. The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other
that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no
sorrow in your ...tone. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that 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. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is 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. All is well. Nothing is hurt; 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.

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Aug 06, 2012
Comment to Malarkey by Judith
by: Anonymous


I agree with you! No harm intended for others who believe the poem. Death is an ending just as birth is a beginning. We must say goodbye and hope to see them again, but it will take Jesus coming in the clouds for His second appearing for us to see our loved ones again. Meantime, they are in our hearts, but no longer in our lives. They are not in the next room. They are not going to suddenly jump out in our path. They have gone to their rest; the sleep of death. They know nothing of the events of this earth. They no nothing of our sorrow. It takes courage to keep living, but God provides comfort. Hope for His soon return! God bless.

Aug 04, 2012
It Hurts So Bad Missing My Darin!
by: Anonymous

Thank you all for taking the time to add your comments. It shows that we are all in differant stages of grief and what works for one doesen't work for the other. I would love to be able to put my mind in la-la land and actually beleive that Darin will come back and we will pick up where we left off. Maybe not! We were living a sort of hell that we created by drinking and druging for a few years.I do miss him so bad! It's been 22 days today sence the love of my life died from a mixture of alcohol and heroin. I do not beleive that the Lord will bring him back to pick up where we left off! I know in my heart of hearts that our God is full of love and better is awaiting us on the other side. May God Bless and Have Compassion On Us All!

Aug 03, 2012
so nice
by: Anonymous

thi gives me some hope of seeing my lovely son again if i give up hope i couldnt go on x

Aug 03, 2012
Beautiful ~ thank you.
by: Anonymous

This is beautiful. In addition to losing my husband (20 months ago) in the past 30 days we lost my sister, my daughter-law's father, and my mother. I think my sister's death broke my mother's heart and she couldn't go on. Each death was very unexpected. I think part of my brain has just gone numb.
We miss them. We miss their physical presence but they are forever in our hearts. We don't ever lose the love. That's ours forever.
Thank you for posting this.

Aug 02, 2012
by: Judith in California

Anonymous, while I know you meant well and I don't know if you have lost your spouse BUT this reading is not true for most of us. He didn't just slip into the next room. We can't touch him or make up a joke to laugh with. HE is physically gone and to pretend he is still here and we can do as we did is pure craziness. Everything did change. Life is not the same as it ws and nvere will be again... Pretending otherwise is dangerous to ones mind. We have to face the reality of death. And there is no brief moment we will be together it's been 2 painful heartbreaking years. SO your poem is a joke to those of us who have and are living with it for years on end. Your poem is not a ONE SIZE FITS ALL.

Aug 02, 2012
Thank you.
by: Anonymous

Thank you for posting this lovely sermon by Henry Scott Holland. I read it just when I needed it.

Aug 02, 2012
Thank you
by: Bereaved daughter

Dear Friend,
Many thanks for posting this beautiful verse.

I am so grief stricken since my beautiful mum was snatched.

I could here my brave mum actually wanting to say something like this to comfort me, as since her parting all I do is mourn, cry and miss her terribly. I have no children, sisters or close family who I can talk to.

thank you for conveying hope in the empty tunnel of sorrow X

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