I am often asked what sort of readings are used at a Civil Funeral, if no religious prose is wanted. Quite often family members will recite a poem or some song lyrics that were favourites of the deceased. If however, the family ask for guidance in this area, I often suggest this poem, ‘Look for Me in Rainbows’.

 

 

Look for me in Rainbows

Time for me to go now, I won’t say goodbye;

Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.

In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,

Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won’t say goodbye;

Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.

In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,

Just look for me and love me, and I’ll be close to you.

It won’t be forever, the day will come and then

My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.

Time for us to part now, we won’t say goodbye;

Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.

Every waking moment, and all your whole life through

Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Just wish me to be near you, And I’ll be there with you.

Music and lyrics: Conn Bernard (1990). Vicki Brown

 

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