To Those I Love And Those Who Loved Me
(Sympathy Poems – Funeral Poems)
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourselves to me with tears
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it’s time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories that lie within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me call and I will come.
Though you can’t see me or touch me, I’ll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear.
All of my love around you soft and clear.
And when you must come this way alone
I’ll greet you with a smile and “Welcome Home.”