This entry is part 42 of 51 in the series Funeral Readings
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If a Star Fell funeral reading

By Published On: June 15, 2023Categories: Funeral Readings
This entry is part 42 of 51 in the series Funeral Readings

Here’s the next in my series of funeral readings you might like to consider for your loved one’s funeral or memorial ceremony. Some are sad, some are uplifting, some are comforting; there’s something for everyone here.

Readings are absolutely not a compulsory part of a funeral or memorial ceremony. Sometimes family members or friends desperately want to speak at their loved one’s funeral, but they haven’t got the wherewithal to write something themselves. Readings are a perfect stand-in: your emotions and feelings right there on the page ready for you to contribute.

Remember readings can be adapted – if your favourite reading is written for him, you can change it to her! If it’s written for Mum, you can change it to Dad or Grandma or Grandpa, whatever fits for you. Take out lines that don’t fit your circumstances. I just make sure to introduce such a reading as an adaptation.

If a Star Fell, by Donna Ashworth

If a star fell from the sky
every time I thought of you
the world would be so dark
the night a deathly hue

If a leaf fell from a tree
every time I wished you near
the forest would be bare
a winter all the year

If a wave stopped crashing in
every time I saw you smile
the shore would be so bleak
a barren rocky pile

If a song was never sung
each time I ached for you
the land would be so quiet
pleasures would be few

But none of this is so
the world keeps turning round
and though you’re gone from sight
by love we’re always bound.

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