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Poem and Prose Contest!

Praying boy

Submit your poem or prose to be made available for grieving hearts to hear or read at a memorial or funeral of their loved one. We are often asked if we have a poem available for funerals.

All submitted poems must be original work. You will keep the copyright. Shady Oak Butterfly Farm reserves the right to use your submission on their website for anyone to copy and use at a funeral or memorial. Your name with a copyright symbol will be placed with your work.

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Heavenly Wings
Up to heaven a butterfly flies
Carrying with it silent cries
Flapping wings to dry the tears
And bring hope to those so dear
On its wings it carries love
As a gift to those up above
Now that its journey is done
Healing hearts has just begun

Author: Elizabeth Mann