I took up a handful of grain and let it slip flowing through my fingers, and I said to myself This is what it is all about. There is no longer any room for pretence. At harvest time the essence is revealed The straw and chaff are set aside, they have done their job. The grain alone matters – sacks of pure gold. So it is when a person dies The essence of that person is revealed. At the moment of death a person’s character stands out happy For the person who has forged it well over the years. Then it will not be the great achievement that will matter, Nor, how much money or possessions a person has amassed. These like the straw and the chaff, will be left behind. It is what he has made of himself that will matter. Death can take away from us what we have, But….. it cannot rob us of who we are. The use of poetry in a funeral service or a memorial service is significant. A funeral poem can bring comfort and solace in time of sorrow and grief. A funeral poem can also bring remembrance of the emotions experience while the person was living. Poems like the Funeral Reading a Reflection bring memories of joys shared, love embraced and time spent together. A funeral poem is a way of expressing your love for the person who has passed on into eternity. Swanborough Funerals trust that the following pages give you opportunity to celebrate your loved one and all that they were are will always be to you.