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 Post subject: R I P Grandmother.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:26 am 
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Here is the poem written by my daughter, Charlotte, for her grandmother, Vera's, funeral:

Re Vera (Latin for 'In Truth')

I won't cry for you –
You're no longer in pain
I'll cry because I'll
Never see you again.
I'll cry that I miss you,
I'll cry now you're gone.
I'm sad that you had not
The strength to go on.
But I'm not sad for you,
You are finally free.
You're with all your friends
And you're with family.
You're up there with Grandpa,
Kate and Peter too,
With Edith and Audrey
To take care of you.
They'll love you and keep you
As safe in their hearts
As I will until
We're no longer apart.
It's their turn to have you,
We've kept you too long
So I'll try not to cry
Just because you are gone.
Age cannot stop you,
You're free from its chains.
No more will you suffer
Its cruel aches and pains.
I'll cry because I miss you
And need the release
But I won't cry for you,
I'll be glad you have peace.
Though you're not here to hug me
Or dry all my tears.
I feel blessed to have had you
Almost 40 years.
So sleep well dear Nanna,
For now you must rest.
You'll always be with me,
I will never forget.

© Charlotte Cooper 2015

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 Post subject: Re: R I P Grandmother.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:17 am 
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How lovely.


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 Post subject: Re: R I P Grandmother.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:05 pm 
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That is indeed beautiful. Thank you for sharing that with us.


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 Post subject: Re: R I P Grandmother.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:12 am 
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Lovely, thanks for sharing it with us.


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 Post subject: Re: R I P Grandmother.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:33 am 
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A very poignant moving piece. I find it sometimes helps putting sadness into words.

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 Post subject: Re: R I P Grandmother.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:12 pm 
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Beautifully put, give your daughter a hug from me.

Arfa


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 Post subject: Re: R I P Grandmother.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:08 pm 
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Thanks, Arfa, I will comply when next I see her. :D

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 Post subject: Re: R I P Grandmother.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:43 pm 
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OH MY!!! Thank you Arfa, where the hexx are my manners and caring?? Please give everyone a large hug...grandmother's are a devastating loss. xox


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