Funeral Poem One At Rest by A J Stanley
Read by Marc Lemezma – Funeral Celebrant
A lovely poem by AJ Stanley, a conversation between the deceased and those that knew him. A reminder to cherish what was and embrace what is. A reminder that a well-lived life is full of love and other happy memories.
Think of me as one at rest,
for me you should not weep
I have no pain no troubled thoughts
for I am just asleep
The living thinking me that was,
is now forever still
And life goes on without me now,
as time forever will.
If your heart is heavy now
because I’ve gone away
Dwell not long upon it friend
For none of us can stay
Those of you who liked me,
I sincerely thank you all
And those of you who loved me,
I thank you most of all.
And in my fleeting lifespan,
as time went rushing by
I found some time to hesitate,
to laugh, to love, to cry
Matters it now if time began
If time will ever cease?
I was here, I used it all,
and now I am at peace
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