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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 close of day.
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.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow;
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've 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.
Gone is the soul that we have loved
    And mother is at rest.
Her work is done; she sleeps in peace
    Among the Master's blest.
Her work is finished on the earth
    And her rewards are won.
Nor should we weep or shed a tear
    Because her work is done.
But rather we should face the world
    As mothers always do;
With eyes upturned to face the light
    Of each kind day anew.
Gone is the soul that we have loved.
    A husband who has done his work-
A father who was loved by all;
    Who from his duties did not shirk,
But on and on he forged ahead
    Until his work on earth was done.
And now he sits among the blest
    Beside the Christ-the Father's Son.
We will not pause to shed a tear
    For we shall meet him over there
Where greater duties are performed
    In cloudless lands where all is fair.
To the living, I am gone, to the sorrowful, I will never return, to the angry, I was cheated, but to the happy, I am at peace, and to the faithful I have never left. I cannot be seen, but I can be heard. So as you stand upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea-remember me. As you look in awe at a mighty forest and it's grand majesty-remember me. As you look upon a flower and admire it's simplicity-remember me. Remember me in your heart, your thoughts and your memories, of the times we loved, the times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed. For if you always think of me, I will have never gone.
“I’ll be seeing you”
I am at rest so don’t cry. It will be easier as time goes by. I’ve done my best to live a good life. For I knew if I did, I could be with Christ. As my body lies here, it’s only a shell. God has called me home and my job I’ve done well. Now I’m happy and very content. For the things I’ve done wrong, I repent. You know and I know that it’s hard on earth, so you should not cry at death, but at birth. I have no worries, pains or fears. Because I’m with God, so dry your tears. I love you all and this is what I want you to do. Put God first in your life and I’ll be seeing you.
When I come to the end of the road
    and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room,
    why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little...but not too long,
    and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that was once shared,
    miss me...but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
    and each must go alone.
It's 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.
George R. Monseur