Een paar gedichten “to remember!”


May your days and nights be filled with peace,
And may those you love be near.
May the solace of that closeness
Banish any hint of fear.

May the joy you’ve brought to others
Fill your soul now with that light,
And the memories of happy times
Fill your dreams through darkest night.

For you’ve lent your strength to many.
You’ve upheld us in our strife.
Now let those of us who love you
Let you know just how your life

Has been the brightest beacon
For you’ve shown us how to bear
With great dignity and courage
Both the bad times and the fair.

As a mentor and a leader
You have always been our guide.
As a friend there’s been none better.
May you know all this with pride.

All our prayers and thoughts are with you.
May you feel their soothing grace.
May our care and loving hold you
Here within that sacred space.

And may God then grant you courage
When the time to fight is o’er
And be waiting for you smiling,
When you reach his lofty door.

For you’ll be borne by angels
That our Lord has sent for you
And in wholeness be rewarded
All your pain will then be through.


if I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.
The love that’s deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
It will protect you and heal all the scars.

You can be sad and you can feel the lack…
Or you can cherish my memory and let it live on,
You can cry and close your mind, feel lost and turn your back,
Or you can do what I would want…
Be happy, remember my love, and I’ll never be gone…



Farewell My Friends

It was beautiful. As long as it lasted

The journey of my life.

I have no regrets. Whatsoever said

The pain I’ll leave behind.

Those dear hearts. Who love and care…

And the strings pulling. At the heart and soul…

The strong arms, That held me up

When my own strength Let me down.

At the turning of my life I came across

Good friends, Friends who stood by me

Even when time raced me by.

Farewell, farewell My friends

I smile and bd you goodbye.

No, shed no tears. For I need them not

All I need is your smile.

If you feel sad. Do think of me

For that’s what I’ll like

When you live in the hearts

Of those you love, Remember then

You never die…



 May the roads rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rain fall soft upon your fields

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.


Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there, I do not sleep

I am a 1,000 winds that blow

I am the diamond glints on snow

I am the sun on ripened grain

I am the gentle autumn rain

When you awaken in the morning’s hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled light

I am the soft star that shines at night

Do not stand at my grave and cry

I am not there; I did not die…