An Inconceivable Wish

by Carolann Saleh
(manchester england)

My name is Mary Boyle
and I'm told I have to go,
another realm is calling me
a place I dont yet know,
so its with pen and paper in my hand
I'll tell you what I wish,
it started as a tiny seed
but now has grown to this.

You take my ashes home with you
and grow me with a tree,
a little place in your back yard
where I can simply be,

Is it inconceivable for me to be a tree - my options are quite limited
a box or jar you see -I have no fear of how I'll go
or even what I'll find
but my breaking heart cannot conceive
what I will leave behind.

Let the children play on me
as they did upon my lap,
and please feel free to lay your head
or take a little nap,
whilst every night I'll stretch up high
and watch you as you sleep,
I wont be far my little star
so there's no need to weep.

finally I'll say good night
and also I love you,
you give me hope
I hold no fear in all I shall go through,
you took my wish and gave me life within a tiny tree,
back in the home I've always known
with you my family.

In memory of my son Stefan and mother Mary.

Comments for An Inconceivable Wish

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 05, 2011
A beautiful poem
by: Anonymous

This is truly one of the loveliest poems I have ever read for a cremation. I am only 42 years of age and I have asked my family to keep it for my funeral. It says everything perfectly!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Favorite Funeral Poems.

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.