The Lonely Funeral Project: Poets Make Sure No One Is Forgotten
make sure: to ensure that something is done or happens the way it should
Imagine a funeral with no one there. It’s a sad thought. In Amsterdam, a group of poets started doing something about it. This project, called “The Lonely Funeral,” began in 2001.
There are many reasons why someone might come to such a lonely end. They might be estranged from family or outlived their friends. But these poets make sure they are not forgotten. They do their best to learn about the person and write a poem about their life. They then attend the funeral to read the poem and honor the departed soul.
These poets participating in this project have attended over 300 funerals in the Netherlands. The idea has also spread to other countries. Poets like Andy Jackson in Scotland are joining this movement. They believe that the end of every life should be marked with humanity.
1. Before leaving the house, I always make sure the lights are turned off.
2. She made sure to call her grandma every Sunday to check if she was okay.
3. The teacher makes sure that every student understands the lesson.