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Funerals - The End of the Earthly Journey


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Funerals do not make the best topic of conversation. Funerals and death are gloomy and underlined with sorrow and pain. Although as human beings we all know we are destined for the same ending here on earth it does not make it any easier to confront. It is bad enough that we have to worry about our own funeral but it is even harder to attend the funerals of those we love. Funerals are the last stop; the end of the journey. The funeral is a dreary event that gives you one last chance to pay your respects and say goodbye. Anyone who has participated in a funeral knows how hard it can be. The loved one you knew has departed and only the body remains. The finality of it all is heartfelt and sorrowing.

Some funerals are simple. Others are extravagant and grandiose. Many people complain that you can't even afford to die anymore. The price of a funeral continues to rise just like anything else. Some have to keep it as simple as possible while others can go all out. I remember when my father died. I went to the funeral home with my mother. They passed us brochures as if we were shopping at a department store. They were kind and supportive but I will never forget how I felt that morning as we chose the products and services we wanted. It is funny how some moments like that stick with you and remain forever in the back of your mind.

I also remember when my mother passed away. I remember the funeral where we buried her beside our father. It was not a dreary day. It was not rainy nor was it cold and abrasive. Just the opposite it was a sunny day and I remember looking around the country cemetery and thinking how great the view was. The whole area was beautiful. These are the memories that feed our souls and seem to consume us. Many people find ways of transforming these memories into feelings. Often they do so in poetry. That is what I do. I find a certain satisfaction, a sense of relief in being able to express my emotions in the form of poetry. I do so in hopes that someone will read it and share the feelings that I have experienced. You can explore the collection and no doubt find one that will touch you and take you back in time to a moment that relates to your own. Allow yourself to indulge in the emotion sharing process. There is nothing good about funerals but some of these memories can be instrumental in easing some of the pain.

Will Curl is the Editor and Senior Writer for Will has been a freelance writer for many years specializing in the ability to write articles and poetry that relate to passionate people of all genres. You can find heartfelt poetry about funerals and loss of loved ones at

Funerals: The End Of The Earthly Journey, By Will Curl, copyrights 2008-2009 (C)


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