"ALCHEMY" on KINDLE & in PAPERBACK
POETRY book "ALCHEMY" offers over 50 MICHAEL ASHBY POEMS including a selection of Michael’s most read inspirational modern FUNERAL POEMS helping to comfort death, grief and loss ("I AM NOT GONE" while you remember with me, "A LONG CUP OF TEA" death is too negative for me,"I WANT TO BE BURIED WITH MY MOBILE PHONE" to ring in the changes at my new home) together with his latest memorial poems “HEAVEN ON EARTH” and “WAITING FOR THE TIDE TO COME IN”. Poems about losing (“EARLY GLAUCOMA“, “GETTING EVEN WITH CANCER") loving (“THE WEDDING” – “ ‘It’s about looking into someone’s eyes, And seeing your future there …’ “) living (“OLD AGE ISN’T FOR WIMPS”, “SALCOMBE’S ESTUARY ORCHESTRA”) laughing (“BERT AND ETHEL” , “THE SOCK MONSTER” ) challenge the lows and celebrate the highs of life, providing twists, turns, tears and humour on MICHAEL ASHBY's poetry roller-coaster "ALCHEMY
The funeral poem website was first established in the hope that one of Michael Ashby's modern funeral poems would resonate with, and help, someone, somewhere, at the saddest of times.
This website has grown to include famous funeral poems, and has now touched hundreds of thousands of lives in 172 countries around the globe. Michael's Facebook page Death, Funeral, Bereavement Poems is currently reaching over one million Facebook users annually.
"THE BEACH OF HUMAN ANGUISH"
Every second of every day
A tsunami of mortal loss
Crashes blindly onto
The beach of human anguish
Driven by howls of unimaginable pain
To be eventually calmed by
The huge cornerstones of family
Loved ones, friends.... and
For some, religious beliefs
My poems are the smallest
Grain of sand on that beach
But even they glisten from
A teardrop now and again