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Verses & Poems

Verse 001

To have lived well,
laughed often and loved much;
to have gained the respect
of intelligent men
and the love of children;
to have filled a niche and accomplished a task;
to have left the world better -
whether by an improved poppy,
a perfect poem or a rescued soul;
to have appreciated earth’s beauty and not failed to express it;
to have looked for the best in others,
and to have given the best of yourself.
That is achievement.

Verse 002

There’s a door that never closes,
though it opens but one way -
It’s the door that leads to Heaven
at the end of life’s long day.
It’s the threshold of forever
where the heart is always glad,
It’s a respite for the weary
and a comfort for the sad.
It’s the door to peace and healing
and the door to joy and grace
Where the Master greets each guest by name
and with a warm embrace.
And the loved ones who pass through
into the light that’s shiningthere
Find a sweet and perfect home
within our Father’s loving care.

Verse 003

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still - in each new dawn.

Verse 004

One night a man had a dream.  He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord.  Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.  For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand.  He noticed that many times along the paths of his life there was only one set of footprints.  He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.  “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way.  But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.  I don’t understand why when I needed you the most you would leave me.”
The Lord replied, “My precious child, I love you and would never leave you.  During your times of trials and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
Margaret Fishback Powers

Verse 005

For everything there is
an appointed season.
And a time for everything
under heaven-
A time for sharing,
a time for caring, 
A time for loving, 
a time for giving.
A time for remembering,
a time for parting.
You have made everything
beautiful in its time,
For everything You do
remains forever.

Verse 006

God saw you getting tired
when a cure was not to be.
So He closed His arms
around you and whispered
“Come to Me.”
You didn’t deserve what
you went through,
so He gave you rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best.
And when we saw you sleeping
so peaceful and
free from pain,
we could not wish you back
to suffer that again.

Verse 007

“God saw you getting tired
When a cure was not to be,
So He put his arms around you
and whispered “Come with me.”
So He took you to his garden
and laid you there to rest,
God’s garden must be beautiful
for He only takes the best.”

Verse 008

God saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyes and
Whispered “Peace be thine.”

Verse 009

One gift above all others
God gives to us to treasure
One that knows no time, no place
And one gold cannot measure
The precious, poignant, tender gift
Of Memory - that will keep
Our dear ones ever in our hearts
Although God gives them sleep
It brings back long-remembered things
A song, a word, a smile
And our world’s a better place - because
We had them - for awhile!

Verse 010

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 Him call,
I turned my back 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 that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.