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by Lori M
Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #715551
A loved one died, this is what she wrote for us to read and take comfort in.
I did not write this. My mother in law wrote this. She had cancer and knew she had a short amount of time left. She left this with instructions to be read aloud at her funeral. I thought it was beautiful and I wanted to share it with you.

*Adding to this, my husband died October 29,2006 and even though we did not read this at his funeral this applies to him as well as his mother. I know they are happy to be together again and even though I miss him so much it sometimes hurts to breathe I hope to see them again when it is my turn to venture into the great unknown.*

I'm Free

Don't grieve for me for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call
I turned my back and left it all
I could not stay another day
to laugh, to love, to work or play
Task left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.

If my passing has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Ah yes these things I too will miss
Be not burdened with time of sorrow
I wish you all the sunshine of tomorrow
My life has been full, I've savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now, he set me free.


**In loving memory of Lola and Wayne. I hope they have found true peace and happiness.**

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