don't stand at my grave and weep. i am not there. i do not sleep. i am a thousand winds that blow. i am the diamond glints on snow. i am the sunlight on ripened grain. i am the gentle autumn rain. when you awaken in the morning's hush i am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. i am the soft stars that shine at night. do not stand at my grave and cry; i am not there. i did not die.
This beautiful funeral quote from the funeral poem "When Tomorrow Starts Without Me" by David Romano, is written in the voice of our loved one who is speaking to us after their passing, reassuring us that although they are sad that their time on Earth is done, they will live forever in our hearts.
He smiled, sitting back in his armchair, carefully setting the bookmark in its place before placing the book on the ground. "Go on then," He muttered, watching the security footage on his tablet. "Underestimate me. That'll be fun." (RP anyone?)