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Thread #130520   Message #2939847
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
04-Jul-10 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: Death of a loved one - songs to help you
Subject: RE: Death of a loved one - songs to help you
Just lost my father-in -law 5 weeks ago: he was nearly 90 and also had a pretty aggressive form of dementia latterly. My son read this poem by Robyn Rancman at his funeral:


When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me.
I want no tears in a gloom filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little but not too much.
And not with head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared.
Miss me, but LET ME GO.

For this is a journey, we all must take.
And each must go alone.
Its all part of the master's plan.
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know.
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
Miss me, but LET ME GO.

Soldier Boy, you may not be ready to let go yet, but hope it brings some consolation with passage of time.