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I am the author of the above "Our Family Chain Is Broken". Here is the full poem:

We little knew the day that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to loose you
But in God we put all trust.
In times as difficult as this
Faith is such a must.

You left us peaceful memories.
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again.

Ron Tranmer


I wrote it for a young woman in our family several years ago.
Copies were passed out among the family. you are welcome to publish the whole verse. I hope it can bring comfort to others who grieve.

Ron Tranmer
rjtranmer@gmail.com
PH: 801 423-7979
Cell 801 369 -2167

My name is Ron Tranmer and I wrote "The Broken Chain" some years ago at the passing of a young woman in our family. Copies were passed out at her funeral.
I'm happy that it is bringing peace and happiness to many, as it did and has our family. I'm a bit disappointed that my name as the author is not included.

I shared it on a web site like yours some time ago, and gave permission for it to be copied and used, but I feel I should have credit for its writing.

I realize there are probably many wackos out there who claim authorship for stories, poems, and books. I am not one of them.

If you'd like to talk to me about it you can e-mail or call me at:

The full poem is below:

rjtranmer@gmail.com


Thank You.


We little knew the day that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to loose you
But in God we put all trust.
In times as difficult as this
Faith is such a must.

You left us peaceful memories.
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you
You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again.

Ron Tranmer
................

Dear Ron,

For some reason your message ended up in my Spam folder and I am only seeing it just now when I checked that folder for the first time. I apologize that your name was not included all along. I now added it to the title and have taken your telephone number out of your comment.

Thank you very much for allowing its use on this site. The poem is very moving and I believe has helped many people.

Sedulia

Why does the Broken Chain poem appear showing no disclosed author?

I saw this poem in a book that was on a grave marker does anyone know where I can find one. It wasn't an expensive marker from a carol wright or something like that. Would love to find one for my Dad's family their family chain has linked full circle again would love to have it for his parents grave.

i saw this on a garden stone at Hillerman Nursery and i had to look it up on the internet. Our family lost our brother this past May and it's been hard to live life knowing he is gone. Quotes like these are a great comfort and i just wanted to let you know it touched my heart as i know it's touched many others. LIz

My name is Kelly Eveland and I found this poem a few years ago and I love it. I dedicated. It to my father when he passed away Feb 21, 2009. I read it at his funeral and just about six weeks ago I got it tattooed on the back of my right leg. Thank you so much for letting us love this poem.

Thank you Kelly. The poem is a great consolation for many people. I hope Mr. Tranmer sees your note.

Someone gave me a copy of this poem 18 years ago when my dad passed away. It truly helped me in my grieving.

This is my favorite poem when a loved one has passed on.

Found a stone with the last verse of the poem right after my mother passed. I bought it at a local street fair and marked the burial place of her ashes with it. I love it. Thank you

I lost my brother today and this doesn't seem the same.. I will be reading this at the funeral! This was the on the card my best friend had on his when he was only 18 just like my baby brother. I think this is a Beautiful poem. Rip Christopher Joseph Faller

So sorry to hear about your brother's dying so young. How sad. Will be thinking of you for the funeral. Best wishes to you and your family.

Almost 5 years ago I lost my mother..she was only 56 years old and it was to soon for her to go..she was my mother, my best friend, my inspiration, my everything. Her wishes were to be cremated and not to have any viewing or formal.services. I of course complied with her wishes..however I did have a memorial at out home just for closer for the family....after reading thousands of poems I found this one and I loved it. I printed it on photo paper and gave it a beautiful back ground..I framed it and had it on a table decorated with flowers and family photos. I printed several extra copies for the guest to take home..and I mailed copies to out is state family and friends which were not able to make it...this poem is absolutely beautiful and inspirational.. Now almost 5 years later I have just lost a 30 year old cousin who is thousands of miles away. Luckily I still have extra from my moms..I will not be able to make it to this service so I will be sending a copy to her services. Since it was used for my mom it holds some very sentimental vaule to me...the framed copy sits on a shelf with my mothers remains.. where it will stay for the rest of my life.. Now I do believe it has become a family tradition of mine that every time our chain loses a link this poem will be there the words are so beautiful and inspirational as it reminds us we will all meet again...so I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing the use of your beautiful and such meaningful words

The poem is by Ron Tranmer. It has given comfort to many people. I hope he will see your post.

I am so sorry about your loss, Michelle.

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