I need tips, I am out of my depth on this one. I have been asked to make a reading at a big funeral, a civvy one, and very tragic circumstances. Supposedly I am the rufty tufty ex-military guy who can carry it off with the voice and presence the family would like, so I don't want to end up blubbing like a schoolgirl at the front of a church full of people - at least not until I have gotten through it: Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. It only happened yesterday, and at the moment I cannot even read it without getting a dust problem. I am also acutely aware of the Cummins/Amos funeral connection in 1989. Help.