This entry is part 35 of 51 in the series Funeral Readings
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A Poem Dedicated to People with Dementia funeral reading

By Published On: November 15, 2022Categories: Funeral Readings
This entry is part 35 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.

A Poem Dedicated to People with Demenia, author unknown

My memory may have failed
But my love for you was true
Although it may not have seemed
That you were you, I knew.

I know I seemed to drift away
To places long since past
Please know I didn’t go willingly
And I know you loved me to the last.

Perhaps I may have seemed muddled
Or confused in the extreme
But in my mind, life seemed to have become
A hazy kind of dream.

I ask you to remember me
The way I was before
You always showed me all your love
When I needed it more and more.

Although I may have seemed lost to you
My soul was still the same
Now the time has come, I’m truly gone
So, with love, please speak my name.

 

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