▲ NEWER ▲ | ▼ OLDER ▼

January 1989

 

For Opa and Oma: Early Farewell

 

happier days

I see them shine

on your pictures by my side

days when smiles were free

unclouded by pain

open

honest

and there

not at the end of a journey

but actually there

seen by all

 

now but a memory

recalled after years

have long unrolled

blinding though they be

merest shadows

of the smiles today

near the close of the book

pain dogging

each move

joy shining loud

you hear God calling

and long to go

leaping in His courts

in joy

the bodies now frail

upheld by His strength

rejoicing in His life

 

go

stay no longer

on account of me

He wants you more than I

I am older now

and grown

Ill remember love

as shown by you

and rejoice

in the life God let us share

 


Each New Day A Miracle
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