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Thunder Moomba
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Baldwin Park, CA, USA


0 posted 10-30-1999 11:55 AM       View Profile for Thunder Moomba   Email Thunder Moomba   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Thunder Moomba

Thunder, the poem you've posted here was not written by your friend. It was written by a soldier in Ulster and found on his body, it was then read 6 years later by his father in 1995 on BBC tv. It is a wonderful poem and we are most glad when pieces as such are shared, but we cannot allow false credit to be given here.

Thank you,

Michael

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

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 did not die.


[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-30-1999).]
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Emmy
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1 posted 10-30-1999 03:09 PM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

These words are beautiful... If I should die, I would ask the same words of everyone who knew me, for when I am gone I am truly gone; what makes me who I am is not the body I inhabit but the soul which inhabits it.
I grieve with you the loss of your friend. *HUGS* She must have been quite a poet
Systematic Decay
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since 09-15-99
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2 posted 10-30-1999 04:44 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

So sorry that your friend is gone- there is great wisdom and peace in these words.

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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
Denise
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3 posted 10-30-1999 06:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is absolutely beautiful. It puts me to mind of the lovely poem on my Dad's remembrance card when he passed away....

After Glow

I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.

I'd like to leave an
after glow 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
that I leave
When life is done.

Author Unknown

Thanks for sharing your friend's piece. It is very touching. Hope you like this one also!


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Denise

Isis
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4 posted 10-30-1999 06:35 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

I've read this poem before it's been printed in books even, I thought it was found on the body of a world war one soldier ?

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Cast your eyes on the ocean,
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


Isis
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5 posted 10-30-1999 06:38 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Your friend left it, but did not write it. I checked it was left by a soldier killed in Ulster. 6 years later is was read by his father on the BBC TV.

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Cast your eyes on the ocean,
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)


Isis
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Sunny Queensland


6 posted 10-30-1999 06:40 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

And it's not entitled 'Iam' but 'Do not stand at my grave and weep.'

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Cast your eyes on the ocean,
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)




[This message has been edited by Isis (edited 10-30-1999).]
hoot_owl_rn
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Glen Hope, PA USA


7 posted 10-30-1999 07:37 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

your friend did not write this one sorry. But, it is a nice piece
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