Friday, July 8, 2011

A farewell poem....

I adapted this from a poem I found online. The original Author is unknown.

Don't grieve for me, from pain I'm free
I followed the path that was laid, you see.

I knew it was time, I heard the call
I turned around and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found peace on a sunny day.

And though my passing has caused you sorrow
Remember my life, and look to tomorrow

We shared a family; we shared our dreams
The ups and downs, of life’s extremes

I watched my children grow, and love
Seven beautiful grandchildren, sent from above

My life's been full, I've savoured much,
Good family, good times, a loved one's touch.

I knew I was blessed, I was happy with life
I loved my children, I loved my wife

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts, raise a glass to me,
It was my time From pain I'm free.


  1. Beautiful poem! I love poetry, thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you Madeline. I love poetry too. I found it on line whilst looking for a fitting tribute, and decided to adapt it.