It seems like every quote, poem or speech made about death alludes to a God, belief system, or afterlife. I'm writing a character who was a lifelong Atheist and has to give a reading at a funeral. Now, he obviously doesn't want to read something from the bible, but even with poems and plays death goes hand and hand with god and the afterlife. Can someone direct me towards a more secular song, poem, epitaph, paragraph or any other form of writing to share with grieving mourners? It's also worth noting that the story takes place in 1885, so no Carl Sagan or Richard Dawkins to quote.