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I spent 48 years caring about what people thought of me. I'm not spending the rest of my life caring about that anymore!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Lizza sent me a great poem relating to my last post. I wanted to share it with my readers. All four of you:-) Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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 you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always 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
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; 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!

Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

'The King of Terrors', a sermon on death delivered in St Paul's Cathedral on Whitsunday 1910, while the body of King Edward VII was lying in state at Westminster:
published in Facts of the Faith, 1919


Blogger Lizza said...

I'm glad you liked the poem. I find it so comforting.

Hope you're having a good week, Debo Blue!

February 19, 2007 11:05 PM  
Blogger Jeni said...

That was a truly inspirational piece of writing. Although we may think of a passing in that way, reading that puts it all into a better context, gives a much nicer, neater frame of reference there and gives a firm sense of peace by bringing it into our consciousness rather than the sub-conscious side.

February 20, 2007 9:44 AM  
Blogger Blu Jewel said...

hey D, I love this poem and I'm gonna have to copy/paste this for my wall

February 21, 2007 7:11 PM  
Blogger H said...

This is a lovely poem. A lovely thought. and it's made me smile.

February 24, 2007 2:24 AM  

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