This is a link page to all of my sympathy poems.
I have always been drawn to poems that speak of the continuation of life after death and the fact that loved ones are never far away. In fact it was two sympathy poems (‘Death Is Nothing At All’ by Henry Scott Holland and ‘I Am Standing On The Sea Shore’ by Luther F. Beecher) that began my collection of poems and quotes back in the early 90’s, they were handed around at the funeral of my uncle and sparked in me a quest for upliftment through the written word.
While We Are Sleeping… was not written as a sympathy poem, but does have several verses that are relevant. The poems with * beside them use a quote from someone else as the title and theme.
The poems are listed in alphabetical order.
Interestingly, my uncle Ken (who was not a religious or spiritual man) gave me a message a few years later at a Spiritualist church, he said to write everything down because I would one day need it. As there was absolutely no doubt it was him – his surname was given and a very specific description of him that was undeniable – I followed his advice, and from this my poems developed and I have been able to look back and see things in my past that did not mean much to me at the time, but in later years I have discovered wisdom and understanding.