For Those I Love, For Those Who Love Me

Ardis Marletta
© 2009 used with persmission


When I am gone release me, please just let me go.
I have so many things to do, I leave you now and so;
You must not suffer for my loss or bother with the tears
Just be grateful we shared all these many years;
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How in return you gave me so much happiness;
I thank you for the love each of you have shown
But now itís time I traveled went on ahead alone;
So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must
But know that I am now with the Lord I trust;

Itís only for a while that we must be apart
I am there in the memories encased within your heart;
I wonít be far, for life will go on some.
When you need me, call me, and I will come;
You wonít see me nor touch me, but Iíll be near.
Never too far to comfort your hurt or a tear
Listen to your heartÖmy whispers youíll hear.
All my love around you soft and near.

When your time has come to make your way alone
Iíll greet you, smile, and whisperÖ"Welcome Home."