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God Welcomed Him To His Loving Home

God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be. He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with me.’ He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend. He faced his pain with courage, until the very end. He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was…
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Love Lives On (Those we love are never really lost…)

Those we love are never really lost to us – we feel them in so many special ways- through friends they always cared about and dreams they left behind, in beauty that they added to our days… in words of wisdom we still carry with us and memories that never will begone… Those we love…
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Asleep

As far from pity as complaint, As cool to speech as stone, As numb to revelation As if my trade were bone. As far from time as history, As near yourself to-day As children to the rainbow’s scarf, Or sunset’s yellow play To eyelids in the sepulchre. How still the dancer lies, While color’s revelations…
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Let Me Go

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 for long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that once we shared Miss…
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Do Not Stand At my Grave And Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I did 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 rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting…
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Faith

You will not see me, so you must have faith. I wait for the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other. Until then, live your life to its fullest and when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart, …I will be there. Emily Dickenson
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Remember

Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay. Remember me when no more, day by day, You tell me of our future that you planned: Only remember me; you understand…
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When I Am Gone

When I am gone, release me – let me go I have so many things to see and do. You must not tie yourself to me with tears Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you love, you can only guess, how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for…
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While Waiting for Thee

Don’t weep at my grave, For I am not there, I’ve a date with a butterfly To dance in the air. I’ll be singing in the sunshine, Wild and free, Playing tag with the wind, While I’m waiting for thee. The Comfort and Sweetness of Peace After the clouds, the sunshine, after the winter, the…
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The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, lon I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair. And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy…
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Four Candles

The first candle represents our grief. The pain of losing you is intense. It reminds us of the depth of our love for you. This second candle represents our courage. To confront our sorrow, To comfort each other, To change our lives. This third candle we light in your memory. For the times we laughed,…
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Play Jolly Music at my Funeral

I’ve taken in recent years to thinking about my funeral and have decided to make one paramount request: play jolly music at that ritual. What good does it do to heap on dirges or other mournful melodies? I won’t be there to be gratified by the grieving and if I could tune in I’d be…
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Say Not, They Die, Those Splendid Souls

Say not, they die, those splendid souls, Whose life is winged with purpose fine; Who leave us, pointed to the goals; Who learn to conquer and resign. Such cannot die; they vanquish time, And fill the world with glowing light, Making the human life sublime With memories of their secret might. They cannot die whose…
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Miss Me – But Let Me Go

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 we once shared, Miss me,…
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To My Dearest Family

Some things I’d like to say, but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay I’m writing this from Heaven where I dwell with God above where there’s no more tears or sadness there is just eternal love Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight remember that I’m…
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Goodbye

The church is full of people Who have come to say goodbye But no one wants to see you go And we are left asking why In our pain and tears we share A heartache that cannot heal But in our minds we’ll keep the memories No one can ever steal We all can feel…
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Life and Death

Birth is a beginning And death a destination But life is a journey A going — a growing From stage to stage From childhood to maturity And youth to age. From innocence to awareness And ignorance to knowing; From foolishness to discretion And then perhaps, to wisdom. From Weakness to strength Or strength to weakness…
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To Those Whom I Love And Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me, let me go I have so many things to see and do You must not tie yourself to me with tears Be happy that I have had so many years I gave you my love, you can only guess How much you gave me in happiness I thank you…
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A Hopi Prayer

Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint in the snow. I am the sunlight on the ripened grain. I am the autumn’s gentle rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the…
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Tomorrow

When tomorrow starts without me, And I’m not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes All filled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldn’t cry The way you did today, While thinking of the many things, We didn’t get to say. I know how much you love…
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Destiny

You have gone, you’ve left me, why did you go away? I’ve tried to figure out what I could’ve done that day, But nothing can change destiny, no one is to blame. And this so called life I’m living will never be the same. So many things unsaid and things I didn’t do. But as…
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With Time

“The pain will go away, with time” “It won’t be so bad, after awhile” So say these friends of mine… But they have never lost a child…. The pain will never go away Yet it softens some, with time My child is gone, it hurts to say I’ll never be “just fine” Tho another year…
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Love Lives On | Fast Funeral Printing

Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, far as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart. Author: Mary Alice Ramish
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Moms

She is Gone

You can shed tears that she is gone Or you can smile because she has lived You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her Or you can be…
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Her Journey’s Just Begun

Her Journey’s Just Begun Don’t think of her as gone away, her journey’s just begun, Life holds so many facets, this earth is only one, Just think of her as resting, from the sorrows and the tears, In a place of warmth and comfort, where there are no days or years, Think how she must…
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To Grandmother With Love

I had an angel here beside me, Sent to Earth to help and guide me, An angel always there for me Sent to love and care for me. She did the things that angels should: She taught me what was bad and good, She gave me hope when no one cared, She held my hand…
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A Mother’s Crown

Heaven lit up with a mighty presence, as the Angels all looked down. Today the Lord was placing the jewels Into my mother’s crown. He held up a golden crown, as my darling mother looked on. He said in His gentle voice, ‘I will now explain each one.’ ‘The first gem,’ He said, ‘is a…
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Mothers are the Sweetest

Our mother is the sweetest Most delicate of all. She knows more of paradise Than angels can recall. She’s not only beautiful But passionately young, Playful as a kid, yet wise As one who has lived long. Her love is like the rush of life, A bubbling, laughing spring That runs through all like liquid…
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In Memory of My Mother

You were a precious gift from God above, so much beauty, grace and love. You touched our hearts in so many ways, your smile so bright even on the bad days. You heard God’s whisper calling you home, you didn’t want to go and leave us alone. You loved us so much, you held on…
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Enriched

Your smiles can brighten any moment, Your hugs put joy in all my days, Your love will stay with me forever And touch my life in precious ways… The values you’ve taught, the care you’ve given, and the wonderful love you’ve shown, have enriched my life in more ways than I can count.
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Thank You

For all the times you gently picked me up, When I fell down, For all the times you tied my shoes And tucked me into bed, Or needed something But put me first instead. For everything we shared, The dreams, the laughter, And the tears, I love you with a Special Love That deepens every…
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What is a Mom?

A mom is one of life’s best gifts, Someone to treasure all life through, She’s caring and loving, Thoughtful and true, Someone who is always a special part of your life, Someone who holds a prime place in your heart, She’s a mentor, a confident and also a friend, Someone on whose love you can…
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Irish Funeral Prayer

You can only have one mother Patient kind and true; No other friend in all the world, Will be the same to you. When other friends forsake you, To mother you will return, For all her loving kindness, She asks nothing in return. As we look upon her picture, Sweet memories we recall, Of a…
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A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s love is something that no on can explain, It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may For nothing can destroy it or take that love away . . . It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, And…
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The Mother

There will be a singing in your heart, There will be a rapture in your eyes; You will be a woman set apart, You will be so wonderful and wise. You will sleep, and when from dreams you start, As of one that wakes in Paradise, There will be a singing in your heart, There…
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The Magic of a Mother’s Touch

There’s magic in a Mother’s touch, and sunshine in her smile. There’s love in everything she does to make our lives worthwhile. We can find both hope and courage Just by looking in her eyes. Her laughter is a source of joy, her works are warm and wise. There is a kindness and compassion to…
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Dads

Dad…

We’ll always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that warm embrace, you always gave us. You being there for Mom and us through good and bad times, no matter what. We’ll always remember you Dad because they’ll never be another one to replace you in our hearts, and the love we will always have…
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Children

Hugs From Heaven

When you feel a gentle breeze Caress you when you sigh It’s a hug sent from Heaven From a loved one way up high. If a soft and tender raindrop Lands upon your nose They’ve added a small kiss As fragile as a rose. If a song you hear fills you With a feeling of…
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Death of a Child

Sorry I didn’t get to stay. To laugh and run and play. To be there by your side. I’m sorry that I had to die. God sent me down to be with you, to make your loving heart anew. To help you look up and see Both God and little me. Mommy, I wish I…
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A Light For Her

Pain and suffering is to its end in this child’s life We shall not weep for this child, For she is now in a place of beauty Where there is no war, no hate, and no death Eternal life is to be brought forth through God by a soft glowing flame: Strong enough to hold…
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Just Those Few Weeks

For those few weeks- I had you to myself. And that seems too short of time To be changed so profoundly. In those few weeks- I came to know you… And to love you. You came to trust me with your life. Oh, what a life I had planned for you! Just those few weeks-…
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God, Take This Child….

Sweet child whom we never really got to know, It’s hard for us to let you go. We waited and we wanted you. We had so many dreams for you. We think of smiles we’ll never see. We think of events that will never be. There will be no first steps and no first teeth.…
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God Welcomed Him To His Loving Home

God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be. He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with me.’ He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend. He faced his pain with courage, until the very end. He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was…
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The Day God Welcomed You Home

In tears we saw you sinking, And watched you pass away. Our hearts were almost broken, We wanted you to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, So peaceful, free from pain, How could we wish you back with us, To suffer that again. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not…
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Golden Memories

They say memories are golden, well, maybe that is true. I never wanted memories, I only wanted you. A million times I cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place no…
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Precious Son

God, I know you gave your precious Son To give us life with You. But we didn’t want our son to leave, Cause he was precious too. We all are special in your eyes And all to you return. We know our son will not come back, And for this our hearts still yearn. Our…
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Heaven’s Special Child

A meeting was held quite far from earth. “It’s time again for another birth,” Said the Angels to the Lord above, “This special child will need much love. His progress may seem very slow, And he’ll require extra care From the folks he meets way down there. He may not run or laugh or play…
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My Little Angel

You’ve just walked on ahead of me And I’ve got to understand You must release the ones you love And let go of their hand. I try and cope the best I can But I’m missing you so much If I could only see you And once more feel your touch. Yes, you’ve just walked…
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A Child Loaned

“I’ll lend you for a little time A child of Mine.” He said. “For you to love the while he lives And mourn for when he’s dead. It may be six or seven year Or twenty-two or three But will you, till I call him back Take care of him for Me? He’ll bring his…
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For My Son

Even though it hasn’t been long Since the day that you’ve been gone People tell me, ” time will heal……” But not having you here seems so unreal. I feel like I’m living in a dream – Then reality hits……and I want to scream: You are my baby , my first born – my son…
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I’ll lend you this little child

I’ll lend you for a little while a child of mine God said For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he’s dead It may be six or seven years or forty two or three But will you ’til I call him back take care of him for Me He’ll bring…
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Religious

Hugs From Heaven

When you feel a gentle breeze Caress you when you sigh It’s a hug sent from Heaven From a loved one way up high. If a soft and tender raindrop Lands upon your nose They’ve added a small kiss As fragile as a rose. If a song you hear fills you With a feeling of…
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God, Take This Child….

Sweet child whom we never really got to know, It’s hard for us to let you go. We waited and we wanted you. We had so many dreams for you. We think of smiles we’ll never see. We think of events that will never be. There will be no first steps and no first teeth.…
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God Welcomed Him To His Loving Home

God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be. He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with me.’ He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend. He faced his pain with courage, until the very end. He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight was…
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The Day God Welcomed You Home

In tears we saw you sinking, And watched you pass away. Our hearts were almost broken, We wanted you to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, So peaceful, free from pain, How could we wish you back with us, To suffer that again. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not…
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Precious Son

God, I know you gave your precious Son To give us life with You. But we didn’t want our son to leave, Cause he was precious too. We all are special in your eyes And all to you return. We know our son will not come back, And for this our hearts still yearn. Our…
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Heaven’s Special Child

A meeting was held quite far from earth. “It’s time again for another birth,” Said the Angels to the Lord above, “This special child will need much love. His progress may seem very slow, And he’ll require extra care From the folks he meets way down there. He may not run or laugh or play…
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My Little Angel

You’ve just walked on ahead of me And I’ve got to understand You must release the ones you love And let go of their hand. I try and cope the best I can But I’m missing you so much If I could only see you And once more feel your touch. Yes, you’ve just walked…
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A Child Loaned

“I’ll lend you for a little time A child of Mine.” He said. “For you to love the while he lives And mourn for when he’s dead. It may be six or seven year Or twenty-two or three But will you, till I call him back Take care of him for Me? He’ll bring his…
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A Pair Of Angel Wings

They carved his name into the cold marble wall, They hung his picture so proudly in the hall. The folded flag from his burying day, His mother gently caressed, then safely packed away. His shiny boots are silent, no longer echoing in the hall, Their steps silenced, by that final call. His badge now rests…
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Safely Home

I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty  In this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last. Did you wonder I so calmly trod the valley…
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A Mother’s Crown

Heaven lit up with a mighty presence, as the Angels all looked down. Today the Lord was placing the jewels Into my mother’s crown. He held up a golden crown, as my darling mother looked on. He said in His gentle voice, ‘I will now explain each one.’ ‘The first gem,’ He said, ‘is a…
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In Memory of My Mother

You were a precious gift from God above, so much beauty, grace and love. You touched our hearts in so many ways, your smile so bright even on the bad days. You heard God’s whisper calling you home, you didn’t want to go and leave us alone. You loved us so much, you held on…
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Free

God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be. So He wrapped 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 I saw you sleeping, So peaceful and…
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God’s Garden

God looked around his garden And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain.…
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I Have a Place in Heaven

I have a place in heaven Please don’t sing sad songs for me, Forget your grief and fears, For I am in a perfect place Away from pain and tears. It’s far away from hunger And hurt and want and pride, I have a place in Heaven With the Master at my side. My life…
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The Broken Chain

I little knew that morning. God was going to call your name, In life I loved you dearly, in death I do the same. It broke my heart to loose you, you did not go alone, for part of me went with you, the day God called you home. You left me beautiful memories your…
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I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free I’m following the path God has laid you see. 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, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way…
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Footprints

One night I dreamed I was walking Along the beach with the Lord, Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints. Other times there was only one. This bothered me because I noticed During the low periods of…
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Life is but a Stopping Place

Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay… Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For…
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Poem of Life

Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay… Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For…
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The Final Flight

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 his call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work, to play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve…
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A Peek Into Heaven

Just one little peek into heaven, Is all I’m asking for today. I just want to know how she’s doing, And heaven seems so far away. Is she playing on the clouds with angels? Is she laughing and running today? Does she miss me? I guess only she knows. Oh why does heaven seem so…
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I’ll lend you this little child

I’ll lend you for a little while a child of mine God said For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he’s dead It may be six or seven years or forty two or three But will you ’til I call him back take care of him for Me He’ll bring…
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The White Chariot

During your journey on your final flight home. White wings will carry you and you will be flown. To the pearly gates of Heaven, where they will usher you in. To the feet of your Lord, your Saviour, and your friend. He will hold you in his arms and the angels will sing. As another…
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A Letter From Heaven

To my dearest family, some things Id like to say. But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay. I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above. Here, there’s no more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I am out…
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Officers

In God’s Arms

So many names Upon the wall, And God’s arms Hold them all. Fathers and sons, Sisters too, Died for the badge, Died for the blue. Hopes and dreams Died also that day, With their last breath Such a sad price to pay Though others will follow In their shoes, There’s room for them In God’s…
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A Pair Of Angel Wings

They carved his name into the cold marble wall, They hung his picture so proudly in the hall. The folded flag from his burying day, His mother gently caressed, then safely packed away. His shiny boots are silent, no longer echoing in the hall, Their steps silenced, by that final call. His badge now rests…
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Our Heroes in Blue

We will never forget those loved ones, and the terrible price they have paid. Their courage, dedication and professionalism will forever be alive in our hearts. May God, in His infinite power, help to mend those broken parts. There is no greater pain, then the loss of those we love, But we pray you will…
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Safely Home

I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty  In this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last. Did you wonder I so calmly trod the valley…
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In the Simple Performance of Duty

In the simple performance of duty,
he pinned on a badge,
checked his gear with a practiced eye,
and kissed his loved ones good-bye.
In the simple performance of duty,
he reported for work,
joked with his buddies at roll call,
and made his last trip down the squad room hall.
In the simple performance of duty,he answered the call
to help the helpless,…
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I AM A WARRIOR

I fight not for glory or fame,
For they are momentary.
I fight for those who can’t.
I fight for Justice.
I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden.
And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets,
For I serve to protect the innocent.
It matters not where or when,
For evil knows no…
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Lest We Forget

I never dreamed it would be me,
My name for all eternity,
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face. “In the line of duty, I hear them say:
My family now the price to pay.
My folded flag stained with their tears;
We only had those few short years.
The badge no longer on my chest,…
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Military

Fallen Soldier

I stare at the casket; Draped with the nation’s cloth. I’m momentarily startled; As the guns go off. Another fallen soldier; Being laid to rest. I struggle to breathe; For this tightness in my chest. The bugler so smooth; As he hits every note. It is hard to swallow; Because of this lump in my…
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His Last Parade

The weight of him on our shoulders, The faint whiff of gunpowder smoulders, It’s almost as if my lead bearing heart, Would stop with this solemn task. We step in, out, in, out, These timings are not a shout, To the tune of the bagpipes playing, To attention he is marching, laying. Our arms underneath…
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Return of A Fallen Soldier

Six abreast come marching, With boots and brasses glow, Each in step with the time, Their movements seem to flow. Slowly they move down the ramp, A truly perfect stride, With chins up and backs straight, It would well you up with pride. But there are no smiles on this parade, No crowed applauding, Just…
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Sleep Well Young Soldier

Sleep well young soldier, your job is done your war is over and your battle won No armour now to way you down Cast it off into the sandy ground Lay down your weapon for you need it not No more bullets need be shot Take off your helmet, look to the sky For my…
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