by Mary Alice Ramish
Now I am gone, release me, let me go!
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears;
Be happy that we had so many beautiful years.
I gave to you my love. You can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you have shown.
But now it's time I travel on alone.
So grieve for me awhile if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for awhile that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on;
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you cannot see or touch me, I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart,
You'll hear all my love around you, soft and clear.
And then when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile, and say "Welcome Home!"