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BIBLE VERSES
V-132

And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall
be no more death.
— Revelation 21:4
V-114

Choose this day whom ye will serve;
but as for me and my house,
we will serve the lord.
— Joshua 24:15
V-128

Death is swallowed up in victory.
— I Corinthians 15:54
V-112

For everything there is a season,
and a time to every
purpose under heaven.
— Ecclesiastes 3:1
V-113

For God so loved the world
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish but
have everlasting life.
— John 3:16
V-115
He that dwelleth in the
secret place of the most high
shall abide under the shadow
of the Almighty.
— Psalm 91:1

V-121

I am the resurrection and the life;
he that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live.
— John 11:25
V-127
I will dwell in the house
of the Lord forever.
— Psalm 23:6
V-123
In my father’s house
are many mansions.
— John 14:2
V-122

Let not your heart be troubled;
ye believe in God—believe also in me.

— John 14:1
V-116

No eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man conceived,
what God has prepared
for those who love him
— I Corinthians 2:9
V-129

O death, where is thy sting?
O grave, where is thy victory?
— I Corinthians 15:55
V-124
Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you.
— John 14:27
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BIBLE VERSES cont...
V-133

Suffer little children, and forbid
them not to come unto me;
for such is the kingdom of heaven.
— Matthew 19:14
V-130
Thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
— I Corinthians 15:57
V-125
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
— Psalm 23:1
V-216

The time has come for me to leave this
life. I have fought the good fight. I have
finished the race. I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me the crown
of righteousness which the Lord,
the righteous judge, will award
to me on that day.
— II Timothy 4:6-8
V-131

Thou will keep him in perfect peace.

— Isaiah 26:3

V-147
Twenty Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house
of the Lord forever.
V-126

Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for thou are with me.

— Psalm 23:4

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BLESSING/PRAYER
V-119
Irish Blessing
May the roads rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back,
may the sunshine warm your face.
And until we meet gain,
may God hold you in the
palm of His hand.
V-146
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an
instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred...
let me sow your love.
Where there is injury...pardon.
Where there is discord...union.
Where there is doubt...faith.
Where there is despair...hope.
Where there is darkness...light.
Where there is sadness...joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled...
as to console;

to be understood...as to understand;
to be loved...as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.
— St. Francis
V-118
Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to
accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

DEATH/GRIEF/REST
V-132

And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall
be no more death.
— Revelation 21:4
V-218

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well used brings happy death.

— Leonardo da Vinci
V-128

Death is swallowed up in victory.
— I Corinthians 15:54
V-223

Death must be so beautiful.
To lie in the soft brown earth,
with the grasses waving above
one’s head, and listen to the silence.
To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow.
To forget time, to forgive life,
to be at peace.
— Oscar Wilde
V-120

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’s glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

V-101

Don’t grieve for me, for now I am free;
I’m following the path God laid for me.
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DEATH/GRIEF/REST cont...

V-206
Dreams are but thoughts
until their effects be tried.
— William Shakespeare
V-121

I am the resurrection and the life;
he that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live.
— John 11:25
V-139
In that resplendent will
of Thine I calmly rest;
triumphantly I make it mine
and count it best.
— James Mudge
V-103

Life is eternal and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon.
And a horizon is nothing
save the limits of our sights.

V-224

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful.
It’s the transition that’s troublesome.

— Isaac Asimov
V-221
Life isn’t fair.
It’s just fairer than death,
that’s all.
— William Goldman
V-138

Lord, thou madest us for thyself,
and we can find no rest
till we find rest in thee.
— St. Augustine

V-217

May you be in heaven a half hour
before the devil knows you’re dead.

V-215

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray Thee Lord, my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake;
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take.

Amen.
V-129

O death, where is thy sting?
O grave, where is thy victory?
— I Corinthians 15:55
V-146
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an
instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred...
let me sow your love.
Where there is injury...pardon.
Where there is discord...union.
Where there is doubt...faith.
Where there is despair...hope.
Where there is darkness...light.
Where there is sadness...joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled...
as to console;

to be understood...as to understand;
to be loved...as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.
— St. Francis
V-220

The highest tribute to the dead
is not grief but gratitude.
— Thornton Wilder

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V-222
The idea is to die young
as late as possible.
— Ashley Montagu
V-216

The time has come for me to leave this
life. I have fought the good fight. I have
finished the race. I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me the crown
of righteousness which the Lord,
the righteous judge, will award
to me on that day.
— II Timothy 4:6-8
V-225

To awake from death is to die in peace.

— Douglas Horton
V-219

To the well-organized mind,
death is but the next great adventure.

— J.K. Rowling

V-147
Twenty Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house
of the Lord forever.
V-234

We did not see you close your eyes,
We did not see you die,
All we knew was that you were gone,
Without a last goodbye.
It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
Only those who loved you,
Are the ones who will never forget.
The happy hours we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memories still,
But death has left a vacant place,
This world can never fill.
Your life was one of kindly deeds,
A helping hand for others’ needs,
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
Beautiful memories left behind.
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DEATH/GRIEF/REST cont...

V-108

Weeping may endure for the night,
but joy cometh in the morning.

V-209
When the heart grieves
over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices
over what it has left.
— Sufi epigram
V-126

Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for thou are with me.

— Psalm 23:4

DREAMS/FUTURE/LIFE

V-237
At every turning of my life
I came across
Good friends,
Friends who stood by me
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell
My friends
I smile and
Bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears
For I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad
Do think of me
For that’s what I’ll like.
When you live in the hearts
Of those you love
Remember then
You never die.
— Rabindranath Tagore
V-106
Be honest, just and true.
Then no road will be too long
no hill too steep for you.
V-140

Every man’s life is a plan of God.
— Horace Bushnell
V-113

For God so loved the world
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish but
have everlasting life.
— John 3:16

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V-121

I am the resurrection and the life;
he that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live.
— John 11:25
V-204
It is not in the stars
to hold our destiny
but in ourselves.
— William Shakespeare
V-103

Life is eternal and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon.
And a horizon is nothing
save the limits of our sights.

V-224

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful.
It’s the transition that’s troublesome.

— Isaac Asimov
V-221
Life isn’t fair.
It’s just fairer than death,
that’s all.
— William Goldman

V-146
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an
instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred...
let me sow your love.
Where there is injury...pardon.
Where there is discord...union.
Where there is doubt...faith.
Where there is despair...hope.
Where there is darkness...light.
Where there is sadness...joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled...
as to console;

to be understood...as to understand;
to be loved...as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.
— St. Francis
V-200

The future belongs to those who
believe in the beauty of their dreams.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
V-104

The life of one we love is never lost.
It’s influence goes on through
all the lives it ever touched.
— Christopher Holloway
V-137

There is no power on earth
that can neutralize the influence
of a high, pure, simple and useful life.
— Booker T. Washington
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DREAMS/FUTURE/LIFE cont...

V-207

We all move on the fringes of
eternity and are sometimes
granted vistas through
the fabric of illusion.
— Ansel Adams
V-234

We did not see you close your eyes,
We did not see you die,
All we knew was that you were gone,
Without a last goodbye.
It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
Only those who loved you,
Are the ones who will never forget.
The happy hours we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memories still,
But death has left a vacant place,
This world can never fill.
Your life was one of kindly deeds,
A helping hand for others’ needs,
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
Beautiful memories left behind.

FAITH/GOD/HEAVEN
V-132

And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall
be no more death.
— Revelation 21:4
V-211
Another leaf has fallen,
another soul gone.
But still we have God’s promises,
in every robin’s song.
For He is in His Heaven,
and though He takes away,
He always leaves to mortals,
the bright sun’s kindly ray.
He leaves the fragrant blossoms,
and lovely forests, green.
And gives us new found comfort,
when we, on Him, will lean.

V-114

Choose this day whom ye will serve;
but as for me and my house,
we will serve the lord.
— Joshua 24:15
V-101

Don’t grieve for me, for now I am free;
I’m following the path God laid for me.

V-140

Every man’s life is a plan of God.
— Horace Bushnell
V-135

Faith is not belief without proof,
but trust without reservations.
— Elton Trueblood

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V-112

For everything there is a season,
and a time to every
purpose under heaven.
— Ecclesiastes 3:1
V-113

For God so loved the world
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish but
have everlasting life.
— John 3:16
V-142
Golden Heart

A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands now rest.
God broke our hearts to prove
to us He only takes the best.

V-115
He that dwelleth in the
secret place of the most high
shall abide under the shadow
of the Almighty.
— Psalm 91:1
V-227

Heaven is a beautiful place
because they’ve got you.
V-121

I am the resurrection and the life;
he that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live.
— John 11:25

V-136

I have held many things in my hands,
and I have lost them all;
but whatever I have placed in
God’s hands, that I still possess.
— Martin Luther
V-127
I will dwell in the house
of the Lord forever.
— Psalm 23:6
V-123
In my father’s house
are many mansions.
— John 14:2
V-119
Irish Blessing
May the roads rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back,
may the sunshine warm your face.
And until we meet gain,
may God hold you in the
palm of His hand.
V-122

Let not your heart be troubled;
ye believe in God—believe also in me.

— John 14:1
V-138

Lord, thou madest us for thyself,
and we can find no rest
till we find rest in thee.
— St. Augustine
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FAITH/GOD/HEAVEN cont...

V-116

No eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man conceived,
what God has prepared
for those who love him
— I Corinthians 2:9
V-215

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray Thee Lord, my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake;
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take.

Amen.
V-134
Only God can fully satisfy
the hungry heart of man.
— Hugh Black
V-146
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an
instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred...
let me sow your love.
Where there is injury...pardon.
Where there is discord...union.
Where there is doubt...faith.
Where there is despair...hope.
Where there is darkness...light.
Where there is sadness...joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled...
as to console;

to be understood...as to understand;
to be loved...as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.
— St. Francis

V-118
Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to
accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

V-133

Suffer little children, and forbid
them not to come unto me;
for such is the kingdom of heaven.
— Matthew 19:14
V-130
Thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
— I Corinthians 15:57
V-125
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
— Psalm 23:1
V-216

The time has come for me to leave this
life. I have fought the good fight. I have
finished the race. I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me the crown
of righteousness which the Lord,
the righteous judge, will award
to me on that day.
— II Timothy 4:6-8

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V-147
Twenty Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house
of the Lord forever.
V-148
Undying Love
God hath not promised
Skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways.
All our lives through;
God hath not promised,
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain.
But God hath promised,
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love

HEART/LOVE/SOUL
V-107

A light from our household is gone,
a voice we love is stilled.
A place is vacant in our hearts
that never can be filled.
V-237
At every turning of my life
I came across
Good friends,
Friends who stood by me
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell
My friends
I smile and
Bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears
For I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad
Do think of me
For that’s what I’ll like.
When you live in the hearts
Of those you love
Remember then
You never die.
— Rabindranath Tagore
V-142
Golden Heart

A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands now rest.
God broke our hearts to prove
to us He only takes the best.
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HEART/LOVE/SOUL cont...

V-105
Had the Heart (He)

He had the heart that cared completely.
He had the smile that brought
so much pleasure.
He had the love that brought
joy beyond measure.
V-105
Had the Heart (She)

She had the heart that cared completely.
She had the smile that brought
so much pleasure.
She had the love that brought
joy beyond measure.
V-235

In our minds we always knew
This time would come to pass.
But knowing it, and living it,
Has come and gone so fast.
Goodbyes are often hard to say,
They hurt so very much.
Though you’re not gone.
You still remain,
In the minds, hearts,
and lives you’ve touched.
— Angela Williams
V-122

Let not your heart be troubled;
ye believe in God—believe also in me.

— John 14:1
V-103

Life is eternal and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon.
And a horizon is nothing
save the limits of our sights.

V-202
Love does not consist
in gazing at each other,
but in looking together
in the same direction.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery
V-116

No eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man conceived,
what God has prepared
for those who love him
— I Corinthians 2:9
V-215

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray Thee Lord, my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake;
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take.

Amen.
V-134
Only God can fully satisfy
the hungry heart of man.
— Hugh Black

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V-146
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an
instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred...
let me sow your love.
Where there is injury...pardon.
Where there is discord...union.
Where there is doubt...faith.
Where there is despair...hope.
Where there is darkness...light.
Where there is sadness...joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled...
as to console;

to be understood...as to understand;
to be loved...as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal life.
— St. Francis
V-104

The life of one we love is never lost.
It’s influence goes on through
all the lives it ever touched.
— Christopher Holloway
V-233

There are no goodbyes for us.
Wherever you are,
you will always be in my heart.
— Mahatma Gandhi

V-147
Twenty Third Psalm
The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures;
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house
of the Lord forever.
V-148
Undying Love
God hath not promised
Skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways.
All our lives through;
God hath not promised,
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain.
But God hath promised,
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love
[continues on next page...]

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HEART/LOVE/SOUL cont...

V-205

We can do no great things—
only small things with great love.
— Mother Teresa
V-234

We did not see you close your eyes,
We did not see you die,
All we knew was that you were gone,
Without a last goodbye.
It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
Only those who loved you,
Are the ones who will never forget.
The happy hours we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memories still,
But death has left a vacant place,
This world can never fill.
Your life was one of kindly deeds,
A helping hand for others’ needs,
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
Beautiful memories left behind.

V-201

What lies behind us and what
lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
V-209
When the heart grieves
over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices
over what it has left.
— Sufi epigram

V-102
Won’t Be Far Away (I)
I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
Just listen with your heart
and you’ll hear
all my love around you.
V-109
Won’t Be Far Away (We)
We won’t be far away, for life goes on.
Just listen with your heart
and you’ll hear,
for our love is always near.
V-110
You came into our lives
for a little while.
You left footprints on our hearts,
and we will never be the same.

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LIGHTHEARTED
V-111

A bad day fishing is better
than a good day working.
V-210

Angels can fly because they
take themselves lightly.
— G.K. Chesterton
V-218

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well used brings happy death.

— Leonardo da Vinci
V-208

Courage is being scared to death,
and saddling up anyway.
— John Wayne
V-117
Gone Fishing
V-224

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful.
It’s the transition that’s troublesome.

— Isaac Asimov
V-221
Life isn’t fair.
It’s just fairer than death,
that’s all.
— William Goldman
V-217

May you be in heaven a half hour
before the devil knows you’re dead.

V-220

The highest tribute to the dead
is not grief but gratitude.
— Thornton Wilder

V-222
The idea is to die young
as late as possible.
— Ashley Montagu
V-219

To the well-organized mind,
death is but the next great adventure.

— J.K. Rowling

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NATURE/SEASONS
V-111

A bad day fishing is better
than a good day working.
V-211
Another leaf has fallen,
another soul gone.
But still we have God’s promises,
in every robin’s song.
For He is in His Heaven,
and though He takes away,
He always leaves to mortals,
the bright sun’s kindly ray.
He leaves the fragrant blossoms,
and lovely forests, green.
And gives us new found comfort,
when we, on Him, will lean.

V-203

Even in the desolate wilderness,
stars can still shine.
— Aoi Jiyuu Shiroi Nozomi
V-214
Every blade in the field,
Every leaf in the forest,
Lays down its life in its season,
As beautifully as it was taken up.

— Thoreau
V-112

For everything there is a season,
and a time to every
purpose under heaven.
— Ecclesiastes 3:1

V-117
Gone Fishing
V-204
It is not in the stars
to hold our destiny
but in ourselves.
— William Shakespeare

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PEACE
V-223

Death must be so beautiful.
To lie in the soft brown earth,
with the grasses waving above
one’s head, and listen to the silence.
To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow.
To forget time, to forgive life,
to be at peace.
— Oscar Wilde
V-227

Heaven is a beautiful place
because they’ve got you.
V-224

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful.
It’s the transition that’s troublesome.

— Isaac Asimov
V-124
Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you.
— John 14:27
V-131

Thou will keep him in perfect peace.

— Isaiah 26:3
V-225

To awake from death is to die in peace.

— Douglas Horton
V-108

Weeping may endure for the night,
but joy cometh in the morning.

V-226
You are free.

SAYING GOODBYE
V-237
At every turning of my life
I came across
Good friends,
Friends who stood by me
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell
My friends
I smile and
Bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears
For I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad
Do think of me
For that’s what I’ll like.
When you live in the hearts
Of those you love
Remember then
You never die.
— Rabindranath Tagore
V-231

Days will pass and turn into years,
but I will always remember you
with silent tears.
V-228

How lucky I am to have something
that makes saying goodbye so hard.
— Winnie The Pooh
V-236

I thought I was stronger than a word,
but I just discovered that
having to say goodbye to you
is by far the hardest thing
I’ve ever had to do.
— Colleen Hoover
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V-235

In our minds we always knew
This time would come to pass.
But knowing it, and living it,
Has come and gone so fast.
Goodbyes are often hard to say,
They hurt so very much.
Though you’re not gone.
You still remain,
In the minds, hearts,
and lives you’ve touched.
— Angela Williams
V-229

It takes a minute to say hello
and forever to say goodbye.

V-230
Remember me and smile,
for it’s better to forget than
to remember me and cry.
— Dr. Seuss
V-233

There are no goodbyes for us.
Wherever you are,
you will always be in my heart.
— Mahatma Gandhi

V-234

We did not see you close your eyes,
We did not see you die,
All we knew was that you were gone,
Without a last goodbye.
It was a sudden parting,
Too bitter to forget,
Only those who loved you,
Are the ones who will never forget.
The happy hours we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memories still,
But death has left a vacant place,
This world can never fill.
Your life was one of kindly deeds,
A helping hand for others’ needs,
Sincere and true in heart and mind,
Beautiful memories left behind.

V-232
You and I will meet again,
when we’re least expecting it.
One day in some far off place,
I will recognize your face.
I won’t say goodbye my friend,
for you and I will meet again.
— Tom Petty

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