They Are Not Dead
They are not dead ..
.. Who leave us this
of remembering joy.
They still live in our hearts ..
.. In the happiness
we knew in the
dreams we shared.
They still breathe ..
.. In the lingering
fragrance, windblown, from
their favorite flowers.
They still smile
in the moonlight’s silver ..
.. And laugh in the
sunlight’s sparking gold.
They still speak ..
.. In the echoes of the
words we’ve heard them
say, again and again.
They still move ..
.. In the rhythm of
waving grasses, in the dance
of the tossing branches.
They are not dead ..
.. Their memory is warm
in our hearts, comfort
in our sorrow.
They are not apart from us ..
.. but a part of us.
For love is eternal ..
.. And those we love
shall be with us
throughout all eternity.
Your Friendship Glowed
(Friends Sympathy Poems)
Your thoughtfulness, meant much more
Than words, could ever say ..
Your friendship glowed, each precious time
With all you would, do and say.
We cried, we laughed, we always knew
What we shared was warm and real ..
For the friendship and love in our hearts
Is the only one I did feel.
You will always be a special part
Of my every night and day,
As love still grows deep in my heart,
You will never slip away.
Our love and friendship could never be measured,
Not with treasures of silver or gold,
For what we had and what we shared
Is a story to be told.
Not time, nor space, nor distance,
Could ever change what we shared,
For the friendship you gave to others,
Showed you always really cared.
(Funeral Memorial Poems)
The Angels gathered near your bed
so very close to you ..
For they knew the pain and suffering
that you were going through.
I thought about so many things
as I held tightly to your hand ..
How I wished that you were strong
and happy once again.
But your eyes were looking homeward
to that place beyond the sky ..
Where Jesus held His outstretched arms.
It was time to say goodbye.
I struggled with my selfish thoughts
for I wanted you to stay ..
.. But Jesus knew the answer
and I knew He loved you so.
So I gave you life’s greatest gift.
the gift of letting go.