Sorry it has taken a while. We moved while I was pregnant last year and iIcould not find the poem I had from an occassion we celebrated.
I like to write and have posted one I have written for you. I hope it is suitable. Get back to me if you would like it more personal or changes etc. (I wasnt quite sure if it was for private or a public gathering).
"We remember forever".
We come together, a gathering of parents, mourners
To honour our children, our loves
For whether your life here was a moment, hours or years
We remember – and forever
In our hearts
Shaping our thoughts and our lives.
We come together, because forever we’ll remember
Your preciousness, beauty and love.
To acknowledge your lives
Gift and grace.
For had we had a lifetime
We’d love just the same
We remember forever as we come together today.
Silent prayers, thoughts or tears - we release
Our hearts broken in pain
Pausing now for a moment
Uninterrupted -to express
Those things society would like best left unsaid.
Towards the heavens our balloons rise
Higher higher they fly
Like butterfly messengers
And Rainbows promise of gold
As we say our goodbyes - again
We’ll come together forever, and remember.
Copyright Maria Zollo All rights reserved. 2006