Contemporary Long Verses

Remember Me

Don’t remember me with sadness
Don’t remember me with tears
Remember all the laughter
We’ve shared throughout the years

When you are walking down the street
And you’ve got me on your mind
I’m walking in your footsteps
Only half a step behind

And when you feel the gentle breeze
Or the wind upon your face
I’m giving you a great big hug
Or just a soft embrace

So please don’t be unhappy
Just because I’m out of sight
Remember that I’m with you
Each morning, noon and night

Happy Memories

I’d like the memory of me
To be a happy one
I’d like to leave an afterglow
Of smiles when life is done

I’d like to leave an echo
Whispering softly down the ways
Of happy times and laughing times
And bright and sunny days

I’d like the tears of those who grieve
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories I leave behind
When life is done

Hard To Be Without

They say there is a reason
They say that time will heal
But neither time or reason
Will change the way we feel

For no one knows the heartache
That lies behind our smiles
No one knows how many times
We’ve broken down and cried

We want to tell you something
So there won’t be any doubt
You’re so wonderful to think of
But so hard to be without

Live On

You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived
You can close your eyes and pray
That he’ll come back,
Or you can open your eyes and
See all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty
Because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love you shared
You can turn your back on
Tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow
Because of yesterday

You can remember him and
Only that he’s gone
Or you can cherish his memory
And let it live on
You can cry and close your mind
Be empty and turn back
Or you can do what he’d want
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on

Within Your Heart

Time has taken me from you
Although not very far
I’ll be watching through the sunshine
And through the brightest star

I’ll be watching all of you
From the heavens up above
So take good care of each other
And carry all my love

If you’re ever wondering where I am
Here’s where you can start
Take a look inside yourself
Deep within your heart

Sunshine

Don’t weep at my grave
For I am not there
I’ve a date with a butterfly
To dance in the air

I’ll be singing in the sunshine
Wild and free
Playing tag with the wind
Because I am free

Never Say Goodbye To Love

Never say goodbye to love
And let it pass away
Always hold me in your heart
And think of me each day

For my love is always with you
From now until the end
For moments shared will never die
And true love shall transcend

You Never Walk Alone

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high and
Don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There is a Golden Sky and
The sweet silver song of the lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams
Be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on
With hope in all your heart and

You never walk alone

Special Memories

Those special memories of you
Will always bring a smile
If only I could have you back
For just a little while

Then we could sit and talk again
Just like we used to do
You always meant so much to me
And always will too

The fact that you’re no longer here
Will always cause me pain
But you’re forever in my heart
Until we meet again

Free

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow

I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I am free

Rhythm Of Life

After the clouds, the sunshine
After the winter, the spring
After the shower, the rainbow
For life is a changeable thing

After the night, the morning
Bidding all darkness cease
After life’s cares and sorrows
The comfort and sweetness of peace

The world may never notice

The world may never notice
If a Snowdrop doesn’t bloom
Or even pause to wonder
If the petals fall too soon

But every life that ever forms,
Or ever comes to be
Touches the world
In some small way
For all eternity

The Robin

I am that little robin
That sits upon a tree
I sing to you each morning
But you don’t know it’s me

I am that little robin
In your garden every day
I will watch over you
And be by your side
I will never fly away

The Hurler’s prayer

Grant me O Lord, a hurler’s skill
With strength of arm and speed of limb
Unerring eye for a flying ball
And courage to match whate’er befall

May my stroke be steady and my aim be true
My actions manly and misses few
No matter what way the game may go
May I rest in friendship with every foe

When the final whistle for me has blown
And I stand before God’s judgement throne
May the great referee when he calls my name
Say, you hurled like a man
You played the game

A safe place

Though we need to weep your loss
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts
Where no storm or night or pain can reach you

Your love was like the dawn
Brightening over our lives
Awakening beneath the dark
A further adventure of colour

The sound of your voice
Found for us
A new music
That brightened everything

Your Love

Though we need to weep your loss
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts
Where no storm or night or pain
Can reach you

Your love was like the dawn
Brightening over our lives
Awakening beneath the dark
A further adventure of colour

The sound of your voice
Found for us
A new music
That brightened everything

The Journey has just begun

Don’t think of him/her as gone away
His/Her journey has just begun
Life holds many facets
The earth is only one

Just think of him/her as resting
From sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years

Think of how he/she must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away

And think of him/her as living
In the hearts of those he/she touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And he/she was loved so much

Clearances

When all the others were away at Mass
I was all hers as we peeled potatoes.
They broke the silence, let fall one by one
Like solder weeping off the soldering iron:
Cold comforts set between us, things to share
Gleaming in a bucket of clean water.
And again let fall. Little pleasant splashes
From each other’s work would bring us to our senses.

So while the parish priest at her bedside
Went hammer and tongs at the prayers for the dying
And some were responding and some were crying
I remembered her head bent towards my head,
Her breath in mine, our fluent dipping knives –
Never closer the whole rest of our lives.
Seamus Heaney