April 25th, 2016
| Survivor: Breast Cancer
Everyone experiences funerals differently. Thoughts about death and loss are tricky to articulate. Read more below.
Funerals suck. In most cases, they are filled with darkness, crying and a heavy, deep sense of loss. It’s easy to get lost in your own thoughts as you sit there, looking around at the room. You think about the person who passed - your memories, the last time you saw them, the best times and the worst times. You think about yourself - your own, inevitable impending death, envisioning what your own funeral will be like. You think about all of the sadness, but you may also think about God, faith, and the role that it plays.
Whatever it is that you think about, the emotions are raw. When our team stumbled upon this reddit poem, we couldn’t help but feel like the honesty in this really sums up what goes through someone’s mind at a funeral.
I went to a friend's funeral today. She died of cancer. I wrote this.
This poem was posted with permission of the author. Click here to read the original reddit post.
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