The author of these 50 verses was inspired to write the first one following the death of his mother in 2016. He unintentionally found himself writing it in the first person singular. The rest of the verses flowed somewhat uncontrolled with – rather than picturing his mother and what she might want to say – imagined people of different ages, different backgrounds, lifestyles, emotions, thoughts, personalities and circumstances.
Accordingly, these unique verses are, for the most part, written as if the deceased is the author, to be read out as if they themselves are reading the verse.
Those looking at this site may want to select a verse they would want to be read out at their funeral. Alternatively, a relative or close friend shortly to attend a funeral may see one and think that this sums up everything they believe the deceased would have wanted to say.