Be Comforted, Please

The morning dawned just like the rest
Sun so bright, gentle wind above the crest
 
But on this day, I am no more
My body gone but my soul does soar
 
I have a freedom I never knew
Be joyful and glad that I’m anew
 
I know I am missed, my voice is gone
But your memory of me is never done
 
Think of my smile and the light in my heart
Eternally enduring…never to part
 
Our smiles will merge each time you do
Twice as sweet and ever true
 
The joy I shared with those I loved
Is alive and well…a treasure trove
 
Be comforted, please, and know this truth
I do not suffer, it’s only you
 
So cry a bit and mourn my passing
But it’s just a while before we’re meeting
 
Not so long…you will see
United again, souls flying free

A long-time friend asked me to write some words of comfort for her grieving family.  Her brother and sister-in-law lost their youngest daughter in a car crash early New Year’s Day.  She sent it to the family and they wanted to read it at her memorial service.  I am so honored that my words could bring a little comfort.  I do not know my friend’s family.

Actually I’m not sure if this is a true elegy or not.  I had referred to it as such yesterday in a posting.

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  1. Oh my. This is a healing message if ever I heard one. I feel as if the soul who passed was speaking through you. I really got that feeling when I read these lines:

    “Be comforted, please, and know this truth
    I do not suffer, it’s only you”

    You are such a beautiful soul to carry this message forward in their time of grief.

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    • Wow, Lorna…that made me pause and think. I was writing as if in her voice but I didn’t think “literally”…but you know I like that she may have used me to “speak” through. It was an honor to be asked…even though a bit taken aback. Thank you.

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  2. Gayle — this is absolutely beautiful and comforting — even for those of us without a very recent passing. They are healing words with hope and inspiration of Divine Truth! Thank you for sharing with us.

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    • Becca, I’m so happy you found this comforting…that was my intention. I hope her loved ones will find that too. Thank you for your generous words.

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  3. Wow! I thought I had commented on this. Glad to read it for a second time, though. It has the lovely wings of spirit in it, not only for the subject for the truth of it. This has to have been a comfort to all. Beautifully handled.

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