A very kind lady wrote the following for my father in 2008 and has been asked on occasion if others can use it.
She says ” I am happy for anyone to use it if it fits the occasion. If you would like to put it on your website I hope it brings nothing but solace to a family as it did to ours.”
At the End –
We stand as testament to your will
That governs us post mortem still
You wanted that we bring you here
In words unambivalent and clear
To spend your afterlife at ease
Scattered near your favourite trees
At your final resting place
Soon there will be not a trace
Of your ashes on the ground
But your presence will be found
In every scrap of DNA –
Lots of which is here today.
As in your life, your will will out.
That we obeyed you there’s no doubt
You would like we make no fuss
Of how you’ll linger long with us
We loved you more than words can show
But now’s the time – to let you go
By Jennifer Levenson 2008