where your mortal remains


is not just a literal

laying of bones

or ashes

but says

this is whom you are

in the ground

or on a wall


resting in peace

moving up we all hope

to cope

with the eternity

of where

our soul has gone to dwell

we can shape

now like Marley of old

forging chains and links

and kinks

of sins


based on a homily by fr john norman