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A poem about the acceptance of death. As hard as it is for living, sometimes it is the best for those who have passed, as they are finally at peace.

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Titi
I have just lost my best friend, Cynthia. I am hurting and was looking for a poem or message that will inspire me, this poem is realy talking to me and I am feeling it in every inch of my body. Big-ups Alison
Chassie
I Love this poem, it reminds me of my daddy. RIP! Good Job on this poem it is wonderful!
patricia
i love this poem too. my son passed in 3-27-07 and i need help with a poem for the newspaper.
Stacey
This is yet another moving poem i cant understand how people can find the words the right words to say an i cant:( lovely poem

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A Place To Rest

God looked down on your body,
So tired from hanging on,
From a life that was overwhelming you,
And wanted back His son.
So he took away the air you breathe,
And gave you what was best,
A place to be at peace,
A final place to rest.


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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

linda
I loved your poem. very well written very touching.
Barbara
This simple poem touched me. My beloved son passed away 4/1/07 and this poem reminds me of him. Thank You, Barbara
michelle
I have to say I really felt the words in this poem. My husband died and the memories seem to haunt me. Its very hard to find the acceptence but this helped me to remember that he is in peace at home with the Lord. Thank You
Diana
On saturday I lost my dear Grandpa Capa to skin cancer, he was such a man with so much love and honor. Thank you so much for sharing you poem with me. Diana
Vaneesha
I know what you feel and i understand what all of the people that read this poem is going though. I keep losing family all of the time and i can't take it anymore so when i read this i know they are put in a better place.
Avril
These words are perfect for a dear family friend who has just passed away, he lost his fight with cancer. Thankyou
kadisha
the poem was great send more!
una
i really like that poem can any one help me wright one for my aunt
marianne
i watched my grandfather take his last breath fis face went from a face of pain to a face of happness thank u for letting everyone read your poem
ERI
I LOVE YOUR POEM IT MAKES ME THINK ABOUT MY DADDY HE LEFT US ON JANUARY 25,2005 HE PUT A BIG FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE EVEN WHEN THE DOCTORS SAID HE HAD NO HOPE AT TIMES IT LOOKED AS IF HE WOULD MAKE IT BUT AT THE END LIKE YOU SAY IN YOUR POEM THAT GOD WANTED BACK HIS SON SO HIS SUFFERING WOULD END ILL NEVER FORGET HIM I LOVE HIM SO MUCH AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL POEM IT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER AND KNOW THAT HE IS BETTER NOW THAT GOD TOOK HIS SUFFERING AWAY. GOD BLESS YOU.
Cherise
Your poem was simple, yet to the point. It was just what I needed to hear during my time of loss. Thanks!
richard
i know how you feel i just had a friend laid to rest just a few days ago but it hurts and we will all be in heaven one day so just keep your head up
Charlotte
This is so very good, I lost my oldest son in a traffic accident ,
Rebekah
I loved this poem. I too have lost people and feel anyones pain. On a scale from one to ten I would give this poem a perfect ten!
vania
alison i just lost my friend "Mario" yesterday. June27,2004 and your poem made me realize that he IS in a better place i guess he already wanted him so he decided to take him so he's gone but he's not FORGOTTEN!
Maria
This poem fits right in on what I need to say about my Son who passed on to eternal rest on 5/28/04.
Tara
This is a really good poem sometimes it is better that the person be laid to rest then to live suffering
shorty
i think that this was a very nice poem and it was very inspirational!
Derrick
This is a great poem. I just lost my father to lung cancer and it really touched me. Great job Alison
Alicia
This poem was very good. I thought it was awsome. It was very moving and it touched me. I totally reminded me of my grandpa.
jaron
this is the best poem ever it explains the true feeling torde gods way of life
Gemma
I just lost my papa, and being 15 it's still really hard. There's not a day that go's by when i dont think about him. This poem was so straight to the point, and so true. I loved it, and it just go's to show that god has a plan for all of us
Akimi
I lost a friend of mine six years ago and I completely understand how you feel. Thank you for sharing this piece with us, Alison. Keep up the good work.
amber
This was a very nice and short poem that got to the point. I like it a lot, b/c I lost my Daddy last year and he was in a lot of pain. Now I know he is resting peacefully in the higher world.
Rob
this was a very touching poem, as 4 people left me last year, and also my stepnan is battling with cancer at the moment
mary
It was short and beautiful.
ed
excellent poem on the bright side of death...there is a better place
Pam
It was a really cool poam. I think it shows how people really feel. I liked it.
KME
I loved your poem! I lost a friend n January. Ifound this very touching.
JoJo
this poem is beautifull! Its very short but has alot of meaning in it. I think anyone whos lost a loved one can appreciate the words and meaning behind them!
Janie
very touching, short, but it was just right
shannon
your poem was very well said...it hit home to me,i lost the love of my life 2 months ago unexpectantly,and i'm still in pain over it ,i wish someone could say how long the pain will last ,anyway...thanx!
Julie
Very nice poem
Tancie
This is absolute best poem i have ever read
Jen
I love that poem Alison. You did a very good job on it. A Place To Rest tells the truth. I just lost my Pawpaw 2 weeks ago today. And your poem is very true. He is at rest now and he isn't hurting anymore, but I still miss him.
Darcy
it really makes you feel, and think about...life. The poem uses a good choice of words for this topic.
Peggy
I love this poem! It helps me deal better with the death of my favorite uncle: He died 3 years ago on Thankgiving at the young age of 53. It was a death caused by problems with his alcoholism, which makes it hurt so much more! I miss him so much!
KYma
I think it's a very nice poem that touches the heart and makes you think of someone dear to you!
Terri
I loved this peom, I just lost my wonderful uncle yesterday and this peom is so true about death.

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