Prose For Thought

Nothing new from me this week as I’m still playing catch-up with real life, but, on the day that Richard III gets re-interred at Leicester Cathedral I thought I’d share the poem I wrote for my Great Aunt’s funeral last week:

Prose for Thought


Whether knitting or baking,
In the garden, church pew.
She gave it her all,
Friends and neighbours all knew.

Playing the organ,
Us kids by her side.
In all our endeavours,
True faith, sheโ€™d provide.

Nieces and nephews,
Several generations now.
A far-reaching family,
Will miss her, and how.

A long worthy life,
Sheโ€™s always been there.
Strong, independent,
Now in the Lordโ€™s care.

Stalwart of Welney,
Proud of the Fen.
Beloved and respected,
God bless Cissie, Amen.




  1. Oh Lisa, I was hoping that you would share this and I am so glad you have. It is a beautifully written tribute to your Aunt – you did her proud. Thinking of you and thank you for linking this to Prose for Thought xx

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ The biggest compliment was my very first teacher being at the funeral and telling me she thought it was good. Finally impressed her after almost 40 years ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thank you Kim. I wish I’d had the nerve to read it myself but she’d have been so cross if I’d have messed it up, she always liked things just so! X

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