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Silent Way
Posted by: BADsGal (---.lft.bellsouth.net)
Date: April 28, 2004 06:58PM

I work for a church, and we have a poem requested by the family of a loved one who recently passed away for her funeral tomorrow. We have the poem, but do not know the title or author. Please help!!! It begins as follows:

If I should ever leave you whom I love
To go along the Silent Way, grieve not.
Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk
Of me as if I were beside you there...

and ends:

Remember that I did not fear...
It was just leaving you that was so hard to face...
We cannot see Beyond...
But this I know: I loved you so---'twas heaven here with you!

Thank you so much for any help!!!


Re: Silent Way
Posted by: glenda (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: April 28, 2004 07:16PM

To Those I Love

If I should ever leave you,
Whom I love
To go along the silent way. . .
Grieve not.
Nor speak of me with tears.
But laugh and talk of me
As if I were beside you there.

(I'd come. . .I'd come,
Could I but find a way!
But would not tears and
And grief be barriers?)

And when you hear a song
Or see a bird I loved,
Please do not let the thought of me
Be sad. . .for I am loving you
Just as I always have. . .

You were so good to me!
There are so many things
I wanted still to do. . .
So many things I wanted to say
to you. . . Remember that
I did not fear. . . It was
Just leaving you
That was so hard to face.

We cannot see beyond. . .
But this I know:
I loved you so. . .
'twas heaven here with you

by Isla Paschal Richardson. Read by Gregory Peck at Frank Sinatra's funeral, 1998


Re: Silent Way
Posted by: BADsGal (---.lft.bellsouth.net)
Date: April 29, 2004 10:29AM

Thank you so much - You are a God-send!




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