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This poem is for anyone who has ever lost a loved one. If your loved one could talk, this is what they would say to you. I hope you find peace and comfort here.

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freda
As so many others think, this is a very soothing and beautiful poem. My sister lost her life about a month ago by one mans selfish and violent act. If she could tell us anything it would be pretty close to what is said in your poem. It has touched and comforted my heart and I Thank You for sharing it with the rest of us.
SHARON
MY FATHER JUST PASSED AWAY AND THIS POEM REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART.
DENISE
i LOST MY MOM A YEAR AGO COME JULY, I HAD A REALLY TOUGH TIME EXCEPTING HER BEING GONE. FOR SHE WAS NOT ILL EXCEPT FOR A BAD COLD. THAT TURNED DEADLY WITHIN 5 DAYS WE LOST HER. SHE WAS THE CENTRE OF MY WORLD AND I FELT LIKE I TOOK THAT FOR GRANTED THAT SHE WOULD ALWAYS BE THERE WITH ME. WHILE I WENT THROUGH A MAJOR DEPRESSION AND LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE OVER THIS YEAR. THE ONE THING THAT KEPT ME GOING WAS FINDING MEANINGFUL POEMS LIKE THIS ONE.
stacy
I LOVED THE POEM. MY MOM PASSED AWAY 1 1/2 YEAR AGO. I MISS HER SO MUCH

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I Want You To Know

A brief moment of darkness
was all that I knew,
before Heaven's Gate
came into my view.

Loved ones and friends
I had missed for many years,
welcomed me with open arms
and many happy tears.

All the hurt, fear and pain
that I have ever known,
is gone from my life,
I am finally home.

I gazed upon the Lord's
sweet smiling face,
and for the first time in my life
I knew and felt His grace.

I know that you miss me,
but please dry your eyes.
I will always be watching and loving you
from my home in the sky.

A cool breeze on your face,
a touch of light rain,
I will send as a reminder
that we will be reunited again.

Life on earth is but one
brief moment in time,
I am finally home,
Eternity is mine.

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Cindi
I recently lost my mother in Feb. of this year. I've been having a hard time with her leaving this earth, but after reading this poem my heart is still hurting but this poem is so beautiful. This poet is very excellent on how she wrote this poem. I am proud to have read such a heartful poem and it means alot to me to know that someone else knows how I feel. Thank you for allowing me to read a poem as this.
e
Your poem I very much enjoyed. What you expressed touched my heart. Thank you for your poem
Deb
This poem really touched my heart! After losing my Mother It brought me comfort. Thank You 2 the author!I rate it a 10plus!
Cathy
My mother passed away three years ago and I always look for a poem to send to friends and family to honor her life and pay respect to her. Your poem touched me and I want to thank you.
Theresa
Great poem for helping people who have suffered a loss in their life. Liked it a lot.
Veronica
I believe that our loved ones are never really gone from us.
hannah
i love this poem! its so sad. i lost my aunt a year ago. i still cry! but i bet that there is other kids who have lost more than me. and i am very sorry if your 1 of those people! bye
Tara
I lost my Grandmother a couple of days ago and thid poem touched my heart.
kelley
how amazing i feel so at peace can feel my dad all around thank you
Lindsey
I just want you to know that when i read this i felt as though my friend khyle was here with me. today is his 20th birthday and yesterday marked a year since he was muredered and taken from us. i love you kyle
BERNICE
EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT PIECE OF POETRY. PLEASE CONTINUE TO WRITE FROM THE MINDS OF OTHERS. MY SISTER PASSED AT THE AGE OF 50. I AM NOW PUTTING TOGETHER A SCRAP BOOK FOR HER DAUGHTER AND GRANDCHILDREN OF ALL THE MANY CARDS AND PICTURES. THIS POEM IS RIGHT NEXT TO HER OBITUARY. THANK YOU
Natasha
This is the poem that help me when my sister died Thank you for the peaceful words.
Jessica
This is so beautiful. Thank you so much. It has made me feel so much better.
Ashleigh
This poem has really helped me as my granda has recently passed away but by reading this, it has taken away some of the pain. Thanx x
marula
i liked this pome because me and my sister chose it out for my grandmothers funeral . there in caddilac, the reason why we chose this particular one because it's exsacly how we feel and how she would have said to us we know our grandmother very well so i chose this one because thats what she would have said it touched me in many diffrent ways and lots of other pomes did too but this one drew me to it thats why we chose it it's a beautiful pome and hopefuly more will come . thanks sincerly Marula & Tanya Horton
Christina
I am burying my 18 year old brother in law this weekend. He was drinking and ran a red light. He hit a car full of girls and wrapped his car around a pole. Only one girl survived. Four died. This poem brought peace to my heart after hurting so much for my sister who has to raise their baby by herself. My sister is only 19 and shouldn't have to pick out what is he is going to be buried in. He will never see his only son turn one and will miss his first Father's Day. We know he made a mistake and killed other innocents, but this driver had a family too. And his family loves and misses him.
h0lly
this p0em is beautiful. so0o many mem0ries c0me to0o mind of my 6 angles wh0 have taken on to0o the sky's they all to0o flight way to0o so0on. my 3 best friends c0ry walter d0wling, shane david hirst, stevie-lee weight, and my 3 0ther friends cassie renee manners, abby lee hirst and j0sie calvi. all taken to0o so0on i cant g0o on i was ment to be there with them that night and just to0o think i c0uld of been 7 n0t 6 s0metimes i wish that was so0o but i see wat families are g0ing thr0ugh and i wish it wasnt so0o its only been 2 mnths but it feels like and life time. just a bad dream that never ends. i feel so0o empty with0ut them that h0rrible night that to0o our 6 angles is like yesterdai. 18-02-06 R. I. P f0rever y0ung
Christina
I had a friend pass away two days ago. I've been researching online for poems to ease the pain. This poem really seemed to calm me down. Thank you.
marian
this poem is so beautiful. my uncle just passed away and my family is having a very hard time. i plan on sharing it at his funeral. thank you for providing it.
Tammy
Thank you angela, I just lost my only brother-in-law, and as a poet couldn't yet put the feelings of was going on in me into words. Your poem touched me as I looked for something to hold onto and maybe share. Thank you again, God bless.
maggie
I have just lost a special uncle, and i have just read your poem. I no that it is something he would have said to us.
erica
your poem is really an great poem.
Tonya
Beautiful poem. I think it will really help a friend who's brother was murdered in cold blood in OKC.
jamie
Love it
Dolly
I just want to let you know how much this poems means to me right now, i just found out 3 days ago that my grandma doesnt have alot more time with is here on earth. your poem reminds me ill see her again heaven thank you
Tina
My very close,older brother was murdered almost 4 years ago. He was only 21 at the time, but it is so hard to go day to day without him. He was the backbone of the family, and took care of his younger sisters. This poem has spoke what he would had said. Although, he did not know it was going to happen, he is and will over be watching over us! Tina A Beloved Sister
Nancy
My mother recently passed away. After reading several poems. this poem touched my heart with deep warm feelings that made me feel she was gone, but still, forever with me! What a beautiful poem. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
sarita
thank you for this poem is very heartfelt for me it hits clode to home
Amanda
What a breath of fresh air, I just lost a good friend she has two young children and I think that this poem would be great for them.
Janice
This has to be one of the most touching poems I have ever read. My son died July 3 and this has given me comfort I never thought I would find again. This something he would tell me he died due to suicide but it really does not matter how as long as I know he is now safw at home. Thank-you for sharing.
gary
my wife and 16year girl died on9-17 and i cant get over it thank you for your poem it seemed to help me.
Kate
this poem really tuch me because i lost my 13 year old daughter to a drink driver. when i read this poem i know she is safe in gods arms and she is no longer in pain. thank you i can move on now.
gary
i liked your poem and this is why. on the 17. th day of sep my 16 yearold girl and her mom my wife. wos taken. so thank you so much.
tanner
I lost my boyfriend in january and have been very upset. This poem made me realize that I should also remember that I might have lost him, but I should remember what all he gained; Heaven and no more pain in this world. He left behind our 6 month old son and I copied this poem to put in his baby book about his father.
Shendall
MY COUSIN DIED ON JUNE 27 IN CAR RECK SHE FLEW THROUGH THE WINDOW AND DIED INSTANTLY. HER 2 FRIENDS DIED TOO. SHE WAS ONLY 14 YRS OLD 2WEEKS OLDER THEN ME, AND THIS POEM GIVES ME PEACE ABOUT IT NOW, I FEEL I CAN BE STRONGE AND BE THE FAMILY'S SHOULDER TOO LEAN ON. IN LOVING MEMORY, SABRINA, I LOVE U GURL
Linda
My 16 year old son just died from suicide. I would like to feel that this poem is truly what heaven is like
ERI
I WHANT TO THANK YOU FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL POEM, BECAUSE MY FATHER LEFT US ON JANUARY 25 HE HAD A VERY BAD INFECTON THAT COULDENT GO AWAY AT THE END HE COULDENT TALK ANYMORE HE SUFFERD LIKE THAT FOR TWO WEEKS I WHANTED SO MUCH FOR HIM TO TALK BACK TO US,BUT I FEEL THAT THROUGH YOUR POEM HE TOLD ME WAT I HAVE BEEN WHANTING TO HEAR, THANK YOU,AND GOD BLESS YOU.
Ashton
I lost my great grandma a few days ago. I was with her when she died, so this has been really hard on me. But this poem made me feel closure. I feel like that was her talkin to me. in fact i liked it so much that im reading it at her funeral. I think it would help the rest of my family get through this too. Thankyou Ashton
Terri
Hi its been three years today that my brother passed away, im only 14 so reading this poem helped me alot so thanks, i really hope what your poem said is true.
lorrie
well this peom really touched my heart cause it makes me think of my mom that i lost here on fed. 9 i miss my mom so much i loved this poem keep up the good work
SHERRY
i loved this poem it touched me deeply i know that this is just the way that jeremy feels today! rip jeremy
april
I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THIS POEM. I PRINTED IT OUT AND GAVE IT TO MY MOTHER ON WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN MY BROTHERS 21ST BIRTHDAY. HE LEFT US IN JUNE AND NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO TURN 21. IT STILL HURTS TILL THIS DAY BUT EVERYTIME I READ THIS POEM IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE HE IS TRYING TO TELL ME SOMETHING. SO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.
Brenda
This poem meant a lot to me,,I just recently lost both my brother,age 66, and my husband,age 58 due to cancer, it gives me a sense of peace over losing them,,thanks for your poems. Brenda
lorraine
this poem touched me so much. it expressed a modicum of comfort to me during a very difficult time following the untimely death of my beloved brother david. it seemed to say everything i felt it needed to say, so much so that i used it as the reading at my brother's funeral. it seemed to say everything. thank you to the author
Elsie
I lost my soulmate two days ago. The pain i feel, i couldn't imagine that a person can feel so much pain. And when i found this poem, it was like she was talking to me trying to comfort me. Reading this poem calmed me down a bit.
Gina
This poem is really nice. I lost my brother, Cecil P. Maggard Jr. who was only 25 years old on Jan. 16. We will forever miss him and love him always. I know he is in the arms of Jesus and is watching over us all.
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