What Are The Last Words You Want At Your Funeral?
Poems and quotes at a funeral need to be fitting, discreet, diplomatic and special.
Sending off someone has to be a dignified affair and it is important that it is done in a manner that is respectful and fitting to suit the personality of the dearly departed.
A beautiful piece that is fitting or included in an obituary or funeral is taken from “The Prophet written by Kahlil Gibran”, on Death – here is an extract from his inspirational book:
“For what it is to die, but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs then shall you truly dance.”
Obviously, the last words said at a funeral and placed in the classifieds will always be a very personal message from the heart to those that have gone before us.
The most appropriate poems and quotes will be personal and all family members are usually consulted.