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Those we love

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Everyone has their time

Everyone has their time
But why did yours have to come so soon?
There are so many people in the world
So why did God have to pick you?
They say things like this make you stronger
But how can that be?
I feel so weak inside It all feels like a dream
I didn’t get to see you
You passed away too soon
But I feel you watching over me
And someday I’ll see you again

Andrea Nickel

Light of heaven

There’s magic in a Mother’s touch,
And sunshine in her smile.
There’s love in everything she does
To make our lives worthwhile.

We can find both hope and courage
Just by looking in her eyes.
Her laughter is a source of joy,
Her words are warm and wise.

There is a kindness and compassion
To be found in her embrace,
And we see the light of heaven
Shining from a Mother’s face.

Miss me, but let me go

We’ve known lots of pleasure,
At times endured pain,
We’ve lived in the sunshine
And walked in the rain.

But now we’re separated
And for a time apart,
But I am not alone-
You’re forever in my heart.

Death always seems so sudden,
And it is always sure,
But what is oft’ forgotten-
It is not without a cure.

There may be times you miss me,
I sort of hope you do,
But smile when you think of me,
For I’ll be waiting for you.

Now there’s many things for you to do,
And lots of ways to grow,
So get busy, be happy,and live your life,
Miss me, but let me go.

I have to let you go

I know I have to let you go.
How I will, I do not know.
I know that it’s your time to die.
What I don’t know is how to say goodbye.
I’ll miss you so much
I don’t know what to do.
I guess I’ll just end this poem
with a goodbye and an I love you.

Jenna leigh Walters

If I should go tomorrow

If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.
The love that’s deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal the scars.

When I am gone, release me -let me go
I have so many things to see and do.-
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy that we had so many years
I gave you love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness
I thank you for the love each have shown
But now it is time I travelled alone
So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust –
It is only for a while that we must part
So bless those memories within your heart.-
I will not be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come. –
Though you cannot see or touch me,
I will be near –
And if you listen with your heart,
You will hear –
All of my love around you, soft and clear.-
Then when you must come this way alone,
I will greet you with a smile and “welcome home”

We’ve shared our lives

We’ve shared our lives these many years.
You’ve held my hand; you’ve held my heart.
So many blessings, so few tears
Yet for a moment, we must part.
The memories you’ve given me
Are times I’ve shared with my best friend
I’ll hold them, love. right here they’ll be
Until we share our lives again.

T.C. Ring

I thought of you with love today

I thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too,

I think of you in silence
I often speak your name
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame

Your memory is my keepsake
with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping
I have you in my heart.

If love alone could’ve saved you

You never said “I’m leaving”
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why

A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried
If Love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died

In Life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill

It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.

Two hands

For attractive lips,
speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes,
seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure,
share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair,
let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.

For poise,
walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands;
one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

—Audrey Hepburn