What is death ?
Nothing but a finish to a performance we call Life.
Whether we were praised for our performance or criticised for it depends on how well we played our part.

A Cemetery Is
Lives are comemorated,
deaths are recorded, families are reunited,
memories are made tangible,
and love is undisguised;
This is a cemetery.

Communities accord respect,
families bestow reverence,
historians seek information and our heritage is thereby enriched.

Testimonies of devotion,
pride and remembrance are cast in bronze to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and life, not the death of a loved one,
The cemetery is homeland for memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living.

A cemetery is a history of people
a perpetual record of yesterday
and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today.

A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering -always.

Do not stand by my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle Autum rain.
When you awake in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starshine at night.
Do not stand by my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.

One Little Rose
I would rather have one little rose
From the garden of a friend
Than to have the choicest flowers
When my stay on earth must end.
I would rather have one pleasant word
In kindness said to me
Than flattery when my heart is still
And life has ceased to be.
I would rather have a loving smile
From friends I know are true
Than tears shed round my casket
When this world I've bid adieu.
Bring me all your flowers today
Whether pink, or white, or red;
I'd rather have one blossom now
Than a basketfull when I'm dead.


'How Bright must Heaven now be,
Since her birth into it'

Sleeps but rests not
Loved but was loved not
Tried to please, but pleased not
Died as she lived, alone

When you are told that I am dead, do not believe it.
Walk among the trees and I will speak to you.
In the soft, mystery song of the wind;
Touch a leaf sprinkled with sunshine and you will be touching me.
Pick up a smooth, worn stone and throw it into the sea,
That will help you to understand that I am not dead;
Whether I am in your hand or in the sea,
I am a child of the changing earth, changed and free.

To he who passes by, as you are, so once was I;
As I am, thou shalt be,
So prepare thyself to follow me.

When someone dies
then your depressed
For they were alive
Now they're at rest
But when one dies
you shouldn't mourn
for when God takes
another is born.

When the loved one dies
you feel all pain
the last time is vivid
those times will never be again.

His spirit smiles
from that bright shore,
and softly whispers,
weep no more

Through the valley of death her feet have trod she reigns in glory now

What we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever

She forgot herself for those she loved, but God remembers

God gave, He took, He will restore. He doeth all things well.

He has left us a most noble pattern.

Rest is thine and sweet rememberance ours.

Those who knew him most, loved him best.

He left his home in perfect health
He looked so young and brave
We little thought how soon he'd be
Laid in a soliders grave.

No Star is ever lost that falls
Until the day break and the shadows flee away

To live in hearts of others is not to die

Life is but a brief candle by therefore soon to make the best out of it ~~The Candle Ended~~
For we know tht life is a journey on which we all find joy Heaven is our Heritage, Earth but a player's stage.

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here;
Warm southern wind, blow softly here;
Green sod above, lie light, lie light.-
Good-night, dear heart, good-night.

Beneath this stone and not above it,
Lie the remains of Anna Lovett
Be pleased good reader not to shove it
Lest she come again above it.
For twixt you and I no one does covet
To see again this Anna Lovett

"Here I lie snug
As a bug - in- a rug"

and in the adjoing plot--

"Here I lie snugger
Than that other bugger"

FAMOUS quotes on DEATH

"But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover'd country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?"
William Shakespeare

"Let the world slide, let the world go;
A fig for care, and a fig for woe!
If I can't pay, why I can owe,
And death makes equal the high and low."
John Heywood

"'T is strange that death should sing.
I am the cygnet to this pale faint swan,
Who chants a doleful hymn to his own death,
And from the organ-pipe of frailty sings
His soul and body to their lasting rest."
William Shakespeare

"And nothing can we call our own but death
And that small model of the barren earth
Which serves as paste and cover to our bones.
For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings."
William Shakespeare

"Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once."
William Shakespeare

"I know death hath ten thousand several doors
For men to take their exit."
John Webster

"A person doesn't die when he should but when he can."
Gabriel García Márquez

"Death is the king of this world: 'tis his park
Where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain
Are music for his banquet."
George Eliot

"And I looked, and behold a pale horse:
and his name that sat on him was Death."
Revelation 6:8

"Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying."
Jean Cocteau

"I feel no pain dear mother now,
But oh, I am so dry!
O take me to a brewery
And leave me there to die."
Anonymous (19th century)

"Death is a Dialogue between,
The Spirit and the Dust."
Emily Dickinson

"Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave."
Bishop Hall

"Time flies, death urges, knells call, Heaven invites, Hell threatens."
Edward Young

"Lovely in death the beauteous ruin lay;
And if in death still lovely, lovelier there;
Far lovelier! pity swells the tide of love."
Edward Young

"While man is growing, life is in decrease;
And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb.
Our birth is nothing but our death begun."
Edward Young

"But I will be,
A bridegroom in my death, and run into't
As to a lover’s bed."
William Shakespeare

"The world is the mirror of myself dying."
Henry Miller

"And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death."
Walt Whitman

"And what the dead had no speech for, when living,
They can tell you, being dead: the communication
Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living."
T.S. Eliot

"It costs me never a stab nor squirm
To tread by chance upon a worm.
'Aha, my little dear,' I say,
'Your clan will pay me back one day.'"
Dorothy Parker

"One owes respect to the Living.
To the Dead, one owes only Truth."

"This suspence is killing me,
I hope it lasts."
Willy Wonka

Those little slices of Death
How I loathe them."
Edgar Allen Poe

"I'm so happy dancing while the grim reaper
cuts, cuts, cuts, but he can't get me.
I'm as clever as can be, and I'm very quick but don't forget;
we've only got so many tricks.
no one lives forever."
Danny Elfman

"It's not that I'm afraid to die.
I just don't want to be there when it happens."
Woody Allen

"One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly."

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."
George Bernard Shaw

"Death is one of the few things that can be done as easily as lying down.

The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you." Woody Allen

"When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book,
but translated into a better language."
John Donne

"But your dead will live; their bodies will rise.
You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy.
Your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead."
Isaiah 26:19

"Her lips were red, her looks were free,
Her locks were yellow as gold :
Her skin was as white as leprosy,
The Night-mare LIFE-IN-DEATH was she,
Who thicks man's blood with cold."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Watching a peaceful death of a human being
reminds us of a falling star;
one of a million lights in a vast sky
that flares up for a brief moment
only to disappear into the endless night forever."
Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross

"Men fear death as children fear to go into the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other."
Francis Bacon

"Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."
Matthew Arnold

"A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep,
and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist." Steward Alsop

"The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living."
W. H. Auden

"I do not believe that any man fears to be dead,
but only the stroke of death."
Francis Bacon

"When one by one our ties are torn,
and friend from friend is snatched forlorn;
When man is left alone to mourn,
oh! then how sweet it is to die!"
Anna Letitia Barabauld

"Death always waits. The door of the hearse is never closed."
Joseph Bayly

"Death is as sure for that which is born,
as birth is for that which is dead.
Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable."
Bhagavad Gita

"I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead."
Jimmy Buffet

"Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom:
therefore they do not believe in dying completely."
Albert Camus

"Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead.
Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already."
Raymond Chandler

"While I thought that I was learning how to live,
I have been learning how to die."
Leonardo Da Vinci

"A dead atheist is someone who is
all dressed up with no place to go."
James Duffecy

"The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living."
Arlo Guthrie

"Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king."

"Death is feared as birth is forgotten."
Doug Horton

"We are all dead men on leave."
Eugene Levine

"Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament."
Paul De Man

WELL its very hard for me to end this page on death without these lines from certain rock lyrics.
So here goes......

Never to old to Rock 'n Roll
Never to young to Die
Jethro Tull

Six feet under & I Don't even care
Gonna live when I'm alive & Sleep when I'm Dead
Roll me over & lay my bones to rest.
gonna live when I'm alive Sleep when.........

Bon Jovi

Carved upon my Stone
My body lies but still I roam

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