by Phill Rawlins


Does love still last?
Then do not weep for me
When from this mortal cast
I am at length set free.
For I am free,
and gone is all my pain.
If you have love for me
Don't wish me back again.
Oh loved ones dear,
Now you are left alone,
Have not a doubt or fear
I have just gone home.

Phill Rawlins (1917 - 2008)

I am a civil funeral celebrant in Australia and have led thousands of services since 1979.

My late father wrote this poem at the time of the death of his own mother back in 1956. Many of my clients have chosen it for their own mother's funeral service (not knowing my father wrote it).

I hope it is helpful to others.

Jan Tully

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