Monday, April 30, 2018

April Words of Wisdom

A little something different this month - this is a poem that I first discovered when it was included as part of the "In Memory" card for my Uncle Bob when he passed away many years ago. I'm not sure who decided to use it, and the author is Anonymous/Unknown, but it is incredibly apropos for a memorial.

Mom and I liked it so much we used it for my Father's memorial in 2011 and we used it for my Mom's this month. I thought I would share it in lieu of the usual monthly Words of Wisdom.

Miss Me But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road
and the sun has set on me,
I want no rites
in a gloom filled room, 
why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little - but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
miss me - but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take,
and each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan,
a step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,
go to the friends we know.
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
miss me - but let me go.

(Author unknown)

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