Inside Our Dreams

Today is the funeral of my mum-out-of-law, Barbara. It is a sad day as we say goodbye, but also a day to celebrate her life. I have no words of my own so I will use the words of others. The first I chose because I can imagine her saying it herself, and because she loved to sing. And the second because I love the idea that we can visit those who are no longer with us while we slumber.

By Herself and Her Friends

If I should go before the rest of you 
Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone, 
Nor when I’m gone speak in a Sunday voice 
But be the usual selves that I have known. 
Weep if you must, Parting is hell, 
But Life goes on, So sing as well.

Joyce Grenfell

Inside Our Dreams

Where do people go to when they die? 
Somewhere down below or in the sky? 
‘I can’t be sure,’ said Grandad, ‘but it seems 
They simply set up home inside our dreams.’

Jeanne Willis
Because she would want to leave us all smiling, and because it was her name, I will let The Beach Boys sing us out….




  1. February 4, 2013 / 9:54 am

    I hope it all goes okay today xxx thinking of you all

  2. Tas D
    February 4, 2013 / 10:26 am

    Really beautiful words. I hope it goes well today xx

  3. Joanne Brady
    February 4, 2013 / 8:45 pm

    She died knowing you all loved her very much, and that is nothing to be sad about. Hope you got through today ok, my love.

  4. Emily Foran
    February 4, 2013 / 10:42 pm

    Inside your dreams, what an amazing quote that I’ve not come across before. Hope your sad day was also a beautiful celebration of life xx

  5. February 4, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    Lovely poems Sonya xx

  6. Sonya Cisco
    February 4, 2013 / 11:09 pm

    Thanks all, was a beautiful service and a lovely sunny day. Sad, but happy stories told too. A good send off for a lovely lady xx

  7. SarahMummy
    February 5, 2013 / 8:52 am

    Beautiful post. Those words seem just right. X

  8. Adventures of a Middle-aged Matron
    February 5, 2013 / 12:37 pm

    I’m so sorry, Sonya. What a hard blow for you and your partner.

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