I Carry Your Heart With Me/I’m There Inside Your Heart – Poem for Funerals by EE Cummings

Read by Marc Lemezma Funeral Celebrant


This poem was chosen for a funeral I conducted recently. It is simple, but very succinctly puts across the feeling of oneness we hope to hold on to with those we have lost.

I’m There Inside Your Heart – Anonymous

Right now I’m in a different place
And though we seem far apart
I’m closer than I ever was…
I’m there inside your heart

I’m with you when you greet each day
And when the sun shines bright
I’m there to share the sunsets, too…
I’m with you every night

I’m with you when the times are good,
To share a laugh or two,
And if a tear should start to fall…
I’ll still be there for you.

And when the day arrives
That we no longer are apart
I’ll smile and hold you close to me…
Forever in my heart.

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