A poem can be a fitting and moving way to mark
the passing of a loved one and can help as part of the overall grieving process.
If you would like to order your remembrance poem or eulogy, then please
here. Alternatively, please find below an example of what can be
achieved. God bless.
(Beverley has kindly given me permission for her poem
story to be published)
Work Of Art - At times
Submitted: Wed May 14 19:44:51 EDT 2003 from
Full Name: Beverley Jane
Who do you want the poem written for?: Peter
Why do you want the poem written ?: My Uncle Peter
has passed away and I would like to read a poem at his funeral
Key Messages: A celebration of peters
life, to reflect!!!
Memorable Moments: Peter had
Down Syndrome, he
was 62 when he died, had a great life. He loved everyone especially the women
whom he loved to cuddle. He had a special sister Betty who cared for him for the
past 20 years. and mate Dennis (brother in law)
Obsessed with the no. 12, use to go to the wishing well in the garden at
weekends to wish for winning the lottery.
Born and died on the 12th which he would have been proud.
Loved to Dance to Grease and Abba music around the lounge.
Had a cheeky laugh. Always telling us it was his birthday soon a week after his
last birthday and we always told him its ours first which he never understood
why! Banned from wearing aftershave because he would put on a whole bottle .
Always telling us how he was getting married! to who he we would ask for him to
reply hah hah with his cheeky laugh.
Other Comments: He adored his sister Betty
and use to tell her every weekend how he had come to help her and when he was
teased in a playful way he was going to have you.
Last thoughts: Peter was much loved by
everyone that new him, he was special to us all.
Work Of Art
Sometimes, God is quite remarkable,
you can see his artistic talent all
you can see the majesty in His
in every being, every happening,
And at times He excels himself,
and makes a dolphin or a bird of
or He creates someone with so much
love and kindness,
that you'd never meet anyone who's
even half as nice.
And that's how we think of Peter,
a soul, chock full of warmth, love
he had a wonderful outlook on life,
love it, live it, but most of all,
be in it.
Peter was a little different to
because his heart was bigger than
and we truly believe he loved
especially the women he cuddled (he
liked that the best).
Betty was obviously very special to
and she cared for him without a
and we know that Peter's looking
down on you,
he knows that a love like yours
just can't be bought.
Peter had so many wonderful
and Dennis was sincerely a very
in fact, everybody made
Peter's life a happy one,
and yes, there's a few other things
we'd like to state:
Peter was born and he died on the
we think he'd be proud of that
as actually, he was quite obsessed
with that number,
and determination was a quality he
So every weekend you could find
in the garden, wishing for good
luck in the lottery,
number 12, number 12, he'd stand by
the wishing well,
sorry Pete, some things were not
meant to be.
But boy ! He loved to dance,
Abba and Grease around the lounge
he'd literally dance your socks
long after you couldn't dance
He always had a cheeky laugh,
and it was always his birthday,
just next week,
how we miss him, his smile, his
his energy, his laughter and his
Peter was fanatical about Leeds
and he always knew when a match was
he'd get so excited when he watched
they were always top, those boys in
yellow, white and blue.
We had to ban him from wearing
because he'd always put a whole
bottle on in one go,
and he told us he was always
Who to? Peter was the only one to
And he always said he wanted to be
with his Mum and Dad,
so I guess he could only stay with
us for a while,
they wanted to be with their boy
they too missed Peter's laugh and
his genuine smile.
So now, Peter's back in his
please take care of Peter, you've
got a special one there,
we're just thankful for the time
we'd had many a magic moment in
which to share.
And we know God was proud of His
and He too, didn't want to spend
anymore time apart,
because beauty is always in the eye
of the beholder,
and Peter was truly beautiful, His
work of art.
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2003
I would like to thank you very much
for the poem for Peter. I am really pleased with the bit about Leeds. After a
lot of consideration I have decided that I would like to remove the verse
starting.. And he always said he wanted to be with his Mum and Dad....
Although i did not dislike it and you had done what i had requested I thought
may be it was a little heavy. This does tell me that the last verse which i
like (a lot) perhaps is a little wrong now. But if you don't think this is the
case I will be more than happy to leave it as it is.
(We left it as it was. Ed)
Once again Thank you I could have sat
for five years and not come up with anything near as good as this. And I know
for sure Peter would love it.
And a few days later:
As far as funerals can go Peter
would have loved his and I could only but feel him there with us. Listening
to the Abba and Grease music we had instead of hymns followed by the Poem.
Hearing his cheeky laugh as each verse ended. My parents were overwhelmed
with it, everyone loved it and a lot of people requested copies of it. I
know I have thanked you many times but we wanted to give Peter a really good
send off to reflect the person he was and you helped us do that.
I will scan the picture and send it
to you asap.
thoughts and feelings...
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