Five little angels tribute.



It was my mother’s funeral today and although I was determined to be strong on hearing her chosen song going into the service ” Somewhere over the rainbow ” I began blubbering. 😫

It was a beautiful service and an incredible tribute to her, she would have loved it. I wrote a five little angels poem just for the occasion which my husband John read during the service and I thought I would share it with you.  You have all been a great support to me over the last couple of months so again, thank you.



Five little angels knew mum’s time was near

folding their wings around her, they said do not fear


Four little angels arranged for a choir to sing some hymns,

knowing the comfort their voices would bring


Three little angels told mum to look into the light,

giving their guidance, she saw a beautiful sight


Two little angels saw mum’s family waiting,  their arms outstretched

so they gently passed mum over, to her final rest


One little angel said, do not be sad, you won’t be far apart

although you can’t see her, she is forever in your heart.




    1. Thanks Ruth, on Sunday my sister and I with both husbands and five grandchildren and wives/husbands and 11 great grandchildren are all meeting for lunch. That will a fantastic send off 😉

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  1. Aw Elaine, that’s a lovely poem for your Mum! Personally I think that when a person passes they are surrounded by the best angels and those angels affect everyone involved with their presence…so, maybe they are helping YOUR inspiration right now – It’s not wrong to cry, you know! Crying is great therapy – but I do hope you are getting plenty of hugs 🙂

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  2. Sounds like your mum’s 87 years left a lot of love! It’s really strange how the tears flow, even when we try so hard to hold them back. Though, how sad it would be ‘not to cry’. I do hope there are lots of tears, happy loving tears, at all funerals.
    I love your poem…

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  3. I am sorry for your loss Elaine but always know that your Mum is in a better place, she is an angel now in heaven with God and free from pain and she will always be watching over you and will live in your heart forever. My Grandma always used to sing Somewhere Over the Rainbow so I love that song too.
    May you be comforted by all of the happy times you spent together. My thoughts are with you. Xx What a beautiful, heartfelt poem.

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