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Michael Ashby

'When it looks like the sun isn't going to shine any more, God put a rainbow in the clouds. Each one of us has the possibility, the responsibility, the probability to be the rainbow in the clouds.'
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"Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us."
― Brian Jacques






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Remember me when I am gone away,

Gone far away into the silent land;

When you can no more hold me by the hand,

Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.

Remember me when no more day by day

You tell me of our future that you planned:

Only remember me; you understand 

It will be late to counsel then or pray.

Yet if you should forget me for a while

And afterwards remember, do not grieve:

For if the darkness and corruption leave

A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,

Better by far you should forget and smile

Than that you should remember and be sad.

REMEMBER by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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"MADIBA (Nelson Mandela) AND THE LION"

The lion sprang up the staircase on fire
As the African night began to die
A neon hospital sign flickered a warning
Before failing against a bloody dawn sky

The champion warrior discarded his gown 
And grasped the proffered mane in his hands
With a roar that would shake the entire world
They leapt as one for heavenly lands

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         "FUNERALISSIMO"
The musical notes stood in lines
Discordant in their grief
Before regaining their composure
As black tears in embossed relief

The instruments played this salutation
To a musician of note and much more
At the end, everyone stamped their feet
Encore, Encore, Encore

Michael Ashby

(Michael Ashby's latest funeral poem, written for a musician, composer, conductor.... in the hope that it may resonate with their loved ones.) 
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This wonderful play "A POEM FOR MY SISTER" by Sue Leather and Lesley Sherwood ends with our popular modern funeral poem "A Long Cup Of Tea" by Michael Ashby. "Death is too negative for me, So I'll be popping off, For a long cup of tea......"
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 "Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it."
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Modern and famous historic death, funeral, memorial and bereavement poems.
Introduction
Welcome to Funeral Poems.

Our funeral poems website offers modern funeral poems by Michael Ashby and famous funeral poems by William Shakespeare and Robbie Burns amongst others.
We believe that on the saddest of days and at the saddest of times, it is sometimes possible to find a poem that resonates within you. 

Michael Ashby's modern funeral poems Include "I AM NOT GONE" and "A LONG CUP OF TEA". 
Other famous funeral poems feature: Christina Georgina Rossetti, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Wordsworth, John Keats and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.