Do not grieve for me, for now I am free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took his hand and left it all.
I could not stay another day
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too, shall miss.
My life’s been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
Enjoy the sunshine of tomorrow.
-Linda Jo Jackson