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What are some inspirational sympathy poems?

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Some inspirational sympathy poems include "If I Could Catch a Rainbow" by Sandra Lewis Pringle and "The Stars" by Deborah Chandra. "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" by Mary Elizabeth Frye is another inspirational sympathy poem.

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In the inspirational sympathy poem "If I Could Catch a Rainbow" by Sandra Lewis Pringle, the speaker says to the reader that she wants to cheer him up using several methods that include catching a rainbow and building a mountain. However, because this is not possible the speaker simply opts to be the reader's friend during times of struggle.

In the poem "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep" by Mary Elizabeth Frye, the narrator instructs her loved ones not to cry at her grave. She claims that she is not dead, but is still living on in the wind, the snow and the autumn rain.

Deborah Chandra's poem "The Stars" is a short poem that tells of the speaker's frustration with standard sympathy consolations. The narrator likes the stars because she can cry under them without someone telling her to stop and also because the stars do not pester her to talk about her feelings. She takes comfort in the fact that the stars watch over her in a calm, quiet way.

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