Read by Marc Lemezma Funeral Celebrant
Funeral Poem – Changing Faces by Marc Lemezma
All manner of sudden and shocking changes can leave us mere mortals flummoxed and feeling trapped. Putting on a brave face, we try and get on with life, failing to recognise and accept the new reality before us.
This original poem is a piece of advice from the person who has died, aimed at those left behind. Allow yourselves the chance to cry, and this will help you move on.
I saw your face change and was
Concerned as to what made you sad
Then, realisation of my situation
I’d run out of the time that I had
But you, you’re frozen in time
Though strong, you barely can move
Allow a tear to well in your eyes
There really is nothing to prove
Tears do not belong to the weak
Because they carry the banner for the strong
Every single drop that you shed
Will free you and move you along
So when you, in time, accept I am gone
And release me into your heart
I’ll look at your face; it might just change again
Ready to make a new start
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