On a Family Passing

I will mourn but I will never forget

All of the lessons that you’ve taught

Though I stumble in this moment upset

You’re still here to guide in my thoughts


I will grieve but I will not despair

For I’ll always know exactly where you are

Passing from this world is tragically unfair

Yet you’ll live on within many hearts


I will weep but I will not lose control

For the legacy you leave will live on

A comfort that does it’s best to console

For in us you are never truly gone



Cameron D Hamilton 10/03/2017



[The preceding poem was written for my Grandpa who recently passed away.  I wrote this and two others to be recited at his funeral.  This particular piece was read at the crematorium.

I think it’s a very accessible piece, which will have the ability to touch anyone who has experienced loss.

Once again, regardless if you like this, thank you for reading.]


12 thoughts on “On a Family Passing

    1. Thank you so much. I’m really proud of this one. I basically wrote it on the train home the day I found out. I tried not to edit it too much because there’s a rawness to it that adds so much to the message.

      On reading it I literally stumbled on the word stumble. I could have been accused of acting up for the audience if it wasn’t such a sober affair.

      Thank you for the kindness it’s truly appreciated 💛🍍💛


    1. Thank you so much, it’s very much appreciated 💛🍍💛

      I read 3 that day. one at the church… was barely sat down five minutes and was called upon.
      The second, this one here was read at thr crematorium. It’s the one I’m most proud of and took the most to read. I literally stumbled on the word stumble. Was odd.
      The third which will go up later today was read at the golf club where everyone gathered after. It was a little lighter to brighten the mood ans remind everyone of his fun nature.
      I even gave the toast to him at the very end of everything.
      I still have no idea how I accomplished it all… neither does anyone else. Strong shoulders for the day I suppose.

      Truly thank you for your kind heart!

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  1. You’re a believer in accessibility, like I am. Lovely poem Cameron. Sentiment and feeling beautifully clear and succinct. You’re right about his legacy living on and will help others reading it who have lost a loved one.

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    1. Thank you so much.
      I think that’s why I like this piece so much. Though at this moment it’s about someone for me it’s about something grander something bigger that everyone will sadly feel at some point.
      Thank you so much for the kind analysis, I really appreciate it!

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