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How To Get Over Death Of A Loved One (Poetry)

Updated on June 16, 2016
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Moving On With Time


Think of the good times shared

They would not want you to cry

Feel good because you cared

Be strong they’d want you to try


They wouldn’t want you to show a sad face,

They left this earth with dignity,

Shed tears will leave a trace,

They’d hope you had no enmity,


They wouldn’t want any fighting or fussing

Over anything left behind,

No anger, no frowns, no cursing

But maintain a mellowed mind,


They would want for everyone to get along

And show a better breed of love,

You’ve got to hold up the good and be strong

Show the weak what you are made of,


Lives have days of down and up

Must take the sweet along with the bitter

This loved one may have left life abrupt

It is just a day without glitter,


But life goes on so live with the others,

That is what I’d want you to do,

There’s father, mother, sisters and brothers

Other relatives and good friends too,


Smile for how you appreciated me,

There’s nothing to regret,

I hope that you will always see

That living right is the best thing yet,

A Celebration

I noticed that at a session today, they are calling the services a celebration, a going away and other names for such gatherings. Of course, it depends on how the deceased passed away. A violent or senseless crime death may be the hardest to get over or get through and I'm not speaking of that type here. However, we must get over the death of a loved one in one way or another. I do not believe that God "calls anyone home to be with Him." Remember, God is about everlasting life. That is why He sent His only begotten Son. Our freedom is limited when we call ourselves living with free choice. The wrong choices can bound us to be slaves of sin: sin committed within ourselves. A bad choice is choosing to eat food that is bound to kill you after eating enough of it. It may be good to you but not good for you.

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      Hari Prasad S 20 months ago from Bangalore

      Very nice poem .

      I have also written some thing similar 'condolence '. Pl do check.

      Regards, Hari

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 22 months ago from Manila, Philippines

      Such a lovely poem, word 55. I've lost several people in my life - husband, parents, relatives and friends.

      But the thought of death should prompt us to cherish the time we have with our loved ones. And it should also urge us to live a righteous life, so when the time of our passing comes - we are ready to meet the Almighty!

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      Word 22 months ago from Chicago

      Thank you LadyE for your gracious comment. I want to say that I am a Christian man. I speak to my mom whenever, wherever because I still hear her wisdom echoing to me from time to time. I speak back to her as if she is in my presence. I don't say it's her spirit or anything. I just relate to what is echoed to me and speak to her. It is good consolation for me. It always will be. Her and I were very close. Many times now a-days, I would say to her, well mom, I understand why you were so tough on me and made me behave at all times...

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      Elena 22 months ago from London, UK

      Inspiring and Touching. It's true that life goes on but you feel there are so many things you wanted to do with them.

      As you noted, life is bitter and sweet. May God give people the strength to bear their loss. I am a Christian and there are times I wonder how I could communicate with my Mum above, but I can't. As a Christian, we are not allowed to do things like that. That's how much I miss her.

      Heaven forgive me.

      Thank you. God Bless.

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      ocfireflies 23 months ago from North Carolina

      Having just recently lost my mama (May 14th), you can imagine how much this resonates with me. Thank you word for this beautiful hub and voted as such.

      With Loving Memories of My Mom,

      Kim

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      Devika Primić 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      So greatly expressed. When it is time to leave this planet life for one can feel like a complete dead end.

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      Nithya Venkat 24 months ago from Dubai

      Great poem, we must go on and live life. It is tough to go on but we have precious memories that we can re-live again and again.

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      Faith Reaper 24 months ago from southern USA

      Oh, beautifully expressed, dear Word! This is wonderful insight into remembering to celebrate the life and to be mindful of how they would want to be remember and for us to remember to continue to live and love in this life for we are still alive and make each day count.

      Love the truth you have shared, especially in your closing paragraph.

      Up ++++ sharing, tweeting, pinning, and G_

      God bless you real good

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 24 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing counsel and sentiments for the grieving. Putting these thoughts into poetry is appropriate when we're dealing with death. Sympathetic counsel throughout. God job!

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      Missy Smith 24 months ago from Florida

      This was a very touching and profound poem. It has lots of great meaning to it that a reader could grab hold to. Especially, if they have lost someone close to them.

      It's hard to think of death as a celebration, but the truth is, if you believe you are going home to be with God; a celebration is exactly what it is. Great Job!

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      Dana Tate 24 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      I try to think of death as a going home celebration. But, it does depend on the circumstances. There's no joy if the person died before their time. Or, violently. Lovely work. Voted up all the choices( except funny) and sharing.

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      Linda Rogers 24 months ago from Minnesota

      Lovely poetry depicting mourning the loss of a loved one. It is never easy to lose those we love, but time does heal. Losing my father was one of the hardest things I've ever been through. I thought I'd never get through it, but time has taught me how to move on. Hit many buttons and voted up.

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      Bill Holland 24 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I love this. I saw so much death before I was twenty. I finally decided that mourning is not the way I wanted to treat death...now I try to concentrate on the celebration of life and the time I was able to spend with the lost one.

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      Shauna L Bowling 24 months ago from Central Florida

      Its natural to mourn the loss of someone close to us. But to celebrate the life of that person and keep his/her affect on us alive is a beautiful way to commemorate that person. As time goes on sorrow still creeps in, but the happy memories come forward and rest in our hearts.

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      Venkatachari M 24 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Great tribute. I appreciate the style of presentation with your concluding paragraph. Voted up and awesome.

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      Frank Atanacio 24 months ago from Shelton

      what a touching piece of poetry my friend.. thank you for sharing it

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      Rebecca Mealey 24 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Very touching, and I think will ease heartache for the times we lose our loved ones. Thanks for sharing your poetry~

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      The Examiner-1 24 months ago

      What a lovely poem to be remembered at funerals word55. You can either recite it in your head at the funeral or you can write down a copy to bring with you and tuck into the coffin. I voted it up, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Word 24 months ago from Chicago

      Hey Lawrence, It should be a celebration of one's life and memories. I'm glad you loved it. We can't many times, prepare for it but we must accept it when it does happen. Thanks for coming by.

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      Word 24 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Yo, if you put God into the equasion He would show that you should have no regrets and the time you spent with them was adequate. Whether you took them more seriously or not more likely, didn't matter at those times but It's the time spent that counts.

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      Lawrence Hebb 24 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Loved the poetry. So true that those "whose time it is" wouldn't want us to worry or fret. They came, they laughed cried and enjoyed the good times, so can we!

      Thank you for the thoughts

      Lawrence

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      Yoleen Lucas 24 months ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      I lost 2 high school best friends to early death. I regret not spending more time with them, and taking them more seriously. Perhaps we'll meet in the next world.

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