I never saw your face
You are my friend
I share your pain
In this new and scary place.You are a stranger
I only know your name
You hold my hand
Share my waiting
Tell me we are just the same.
You are a stranger
I haven’t heard your voice
You know my worries
Speak my language
When to cry and when rejoice.
You’re not a stranger
Neighbour, sister, friend
You’re a woman
Right up to this journey’s end.
Tomorrow Never Comes
by Mary E. Carpenter
by Anon (for Lynda Swaim)
Go rest now precious one,
Your life in eternity has just begun.
Now you can walk, your legs are brand
All of heaven is now in your view.
Look all around, it’s all in your sight,
There will never be another dark night.
Flowers and jewels, the street of pure gold,
and all of the things that have been told.
I can just imagine the smile on your face
as you walk all around in that beautiful place.
Greeting our loved ones as you walk along,
while singing heaven’s most beautiful song.
This is so very hard,but it will all be okay,
it isn’t goodbye,we’ll see you one day.
We love you and we’ll miss you and at times it will be tough,
but as with everything,God’s grace will be enough
You Must Never Forget
by Mary E Carpenter
You are loved,
More than the heavens.
More than the seas.
Than butterflies –
On the breeze.
Than the sunshine.
In the darkness,
And a blessing
by Audrey Hepburn
For attractive lips,
speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes,
seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure,
share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair,
let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands;
one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.
God saw she was getting tired
by Anon (for all my sisters who didn’t make it – miss you)
God saw she was getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms her
And whispered, “Come with Me.”
With tearful eyes we watched
And saw her fade away
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only took the best.
Smiles Cost Nothing
by Anon (long time favourite of mine)
A smile costs nothing, but gives a lot.
It enriches those who receive it without making poorer those who give it.
A smile takes only a moment, but the memory of it can last forever.
No one is so rich, or so mighty, that they can get a long without a smile.
And no one is so poor that they cannot be made richer by a smile.
A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in business and is the
counter sign of friendship.
A smile brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the
sad and is nature’s best cure for trouble
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen
for it is of no value to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give a smile so give them one of yours as no one needs a smile so much as he who has no more of his own to give.
We never actually met
I never saw her face
or heard her voice
except through a strange
unreal, surreal link
But we shared so much
became firm stranger-friends
bound together by a common
unexpected, uninvited, intruding disease
invading, consuming our bodies
too long undiscovered
too long undisturbed
We bumped into each other
in this virtual world
Sharing our tears of laughter and fear
Each other’s face, name
Yet holding each other’s hands
while pushed along our medical path
disease and drugs trying,
to strip us of dignity
And then she was gone
From her family
From her friends
And from a woman she had never met