We were together for 42 years. Good take on a view of death.. always have hope! It helped me then and it helped many who were and, still are, trying to comprehend our loss. I, too, lost my 15-year-old cat years ago, and my cousin sent me this poem, which helped so much. A week in the hospital and 5 weeks of PT brought about little or no improvement. This is a true path to renew life. For an interval. He and I also got to spend his last day together. I am so very thankful we are never alone, even though some days it feels as though we are. Doctors told me she's a record breaker at 33. I think of him when I am driving to work and a song comes on the radio or watch an old movie on the TV; ironically "Ghost" was the last film we watched together. Do you have somebody to talk with who is able to listen? On January 02, 2015 my 33 year old soulmate succumbed to lymphoma, only nine months after his diagnosis and after only 3 months being "sick". I love the warmth, humor, and intimacy, yet it is as though he is speaking from the grave. It was very difficult when I lost my mom 10 years ago, but this is much too much! Thank you. ABY12149969. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. These words helped me, and I've since shared them with others. He tried again in 1866 and this time he was successful. Happened upon this poem by accident. ♥ accessible Hello Everyone, Life means all that it ever meant. It seems to fit him perfectly. We will fulfill any request from copyright holders to have any particular poem removed from our website. l met her in 1982, and we became good friends while dancing at out favourite venue. I'm a believer, so I know I will be reunited with my precious Enza! It confirms what I believe and know with heart and soul. I draw comfort in the thoughts of this poem - that death is nothing; he is just around the corner, in another room, waiting for the time for us to be together again. We were happy in love and lived to the fullest. I am at total peace. I've come across this poem several times. We’d love your help. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. I know that his heart will always beat in mine. Read poems about / on: sorrow, together, smile, death, Death Is Nothing At All Poem by Henry Scott Holland - Poem Hunter, Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 28, 2004. I cannot begin to imagine what you must be going through. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? My best friend of 30 years died suddenly last year. I just lost my beloved daughter. I see no bitterness. The last line shuts out so many who need the lessons of this poem. I was sent it on the death of my husband five years ago. It was hard enough losing my husband and dog. It was a blow and took a lot of family support to get back to a balance. All is Well. My soul mate died suddenly on June 9, 2015, at 33 years old. Mike the Angel --your Angel--is for sure with you always. God bless! She had many effects from the car accident and had 3 heart stints put in over the follower years, but she never complained. Thank you for sharing your very sweet love story. Whatever we were to each other,  Let it be spoken without effect. Give your pain to God and lean on Him. This restaurant we intended to go back to but never did. It was so sudden and unexpected that I was in shock, and I am lucky to have a wonderful family, partner, and best friends in the world who are helping me to deal with it. The poet faced his own mortality and people have continued to identify strongly with what he was able to express so bravely about love, which does not end with death. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Thanks so much for sharing. The pain of loss never goes away. It will decide how people will take our name after our death. Remembering to keep taking one breath at a time, I was able to do so. Whatever we were to each other That we are still Call me by my old familiar name Speak to me in the easy way you always used Put no difference into your tone. It does not count. One day I read it and I stopped and re read it and I saw it another way.... he was giving me permission to live my life and carry on without him. Within a 3-year period, a lot of death came my way. Call me by the old familiar name. I have only slipped away into the next room. Sometimes it is just assurance that we can make ir take the next step. The following book was a great help and may be helpful to others who have lost a dear loved one. It simply changes over time. ♥ inclusive. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. All is well. It felt like my own story... my own heartbreak as a sister surviving life without her brother. I just wanted you to know that I read your comment, and cannot imagine the grief and sorrow you are experiencing. I miss him deeply, but the poem brings me hope and peace at the same time. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. There is this trust and bond that's simply there. We should not at all fear death. I don't know how to walk this life without them. I feel so lost now without my brother; we were very close. For the last week of his life here on earth, family & friends gathered at Children's in Boston to express their love, to support each other & to say goodbye to Bryan Max. You are loved by those you left behind and you will remain in my heart until we meet again. The words unite hearts, create community - touches each reader in a personal place; perhaps for some - shared and familiar space. My dad died 3 months ago from the same pancreatic cancer. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." In August of 2016, I lost my 16-month grandchild to a senseless drowning. He died suddenly of a widow maker heart attack. I feel less alone after reading this poem. I am but waiting for you, for an interval, I'm in so much pain and despair. To see what your friends thought of this book, Death is nothing at all. I'll light a candle for my dad. He was hospitalized, but he passed on during the midnight hours. Demons Inside By I live in the U.K. And I felt so far away, but he was very lucky as the community there was absolutely amazing--so kind, helpful, considerate, competent and they organized everything. Posted on February 9, 2015 by Kimberly Lane (Blog Writer, SevenPonds) A few weeks after his death, I was going through some of his papers and found this passage among them. ♥ thoughtful I'm showing this to my friends and family. It is the same that it ever was: there is absolutely unbroken continuity. He also held several honorary posts at Truro Cathedral. Here's to hoping the new year is better. 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