Discover Joseph Murphy's Lectures
Discover Joseph Murphy's Lectures

Death Poems

Do Not Stand at My Grave & 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
~ Mary Elizabeth Frye

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When I Die

When my coffin is being taken out, 
you must never think I am missing this world.

Don't shed any tears,
don't lament or feel sorry,
I'm not falling into a monsters abyss

When you see my corpse is being carried
don't cry for my leaving,
I'm not leaving, I'm arriving at eternal love.

When you leave me in the grave, don't say goodbye,
remember a grave is only a curtain for the paradise behind

You'll only see me descending into a grave,
now watch me rise, how can there be an end,
when the sun sets or the moon goes down

It looks like the end, it seems like a sunset
but in reality it is a dawn.
When the grave locks you up, that is when your soul is freed

Have you ever seen a seed fallen to Earth
not rise with a new life
Why should you doubt the rise of a seed named Human

Have you ever seen a bucket
lowered into a well come back empty

Why lament for a soul when it came back,
like Joseph, from the well

When for the last time you close your mouth
your words and soul will belong to the world
of no place no time
~ Rumi

Miss Me - But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road 
And the sun has set for me 
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. 
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little - but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me - but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan;
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me - But Let me Go!
~ Author Unknown

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Death Is Not the End

Death is not the end
Death can never be the end.

Death is the road.
Life is the traveler.
The Soul is the Guide

Our mind thinks of death.
Our heart thinks of life
Our soul thinks of Immortality.

I Died A Mineral

I died as a mineral and became a plant.
I died as a plant and rose to animal. 
I died as animal and I was man. 
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as man, to soar
With angels blest; but even from angelhood
I must pass on; all except God doth perish.


Death Is Nothing At All

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and and you are you,
whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow,
laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Pray, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort,
without the trace of a shadow in it.
Life means all that it ever meant,
it is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity,
why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you
somewhere very near
Just around the corner.
All is well.

~ Canon Scott Holland

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Hi Journey's Just Begun

Don't think of him as gone away
His journey's just begun
Life holds so many facets -
This earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
That we could know today,
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away,
And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost - 
and he was loved so much.

~ Ellen Brenneman

Make Me An Instrument

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love; 
when there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and 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 of Assisi

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