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Last words to a loved one

Hush now, close your tired eyes
 For tomorrow there will be brighter skies
  Rest now, for you have made your mark
   You will be remembered when it all turns dark

    Hush now, the pain will end I swear
     I will remain by your side, for I am always there
      Rest now, for you have had your time
       And I know you are young and in your prime.

        Hush now, for you are journey bound
         Take his hand and follow, rise off the ground
          Rest a while; you don’t have to fear any more
           God’s love awaits you through his glittering door

            Hush now; listen to the angelic call from above
             With you always, in every whisper with all their love
              Rest now, for his arms will embrace you always
               We love you and will miss you throughout our lonely days

N.B. entered as an example to my contest 'Last words to a loved one' Good luck x

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  1. Date: 1/13/2011 3:15:00 AM
    Well done to everyone who entered this contest. All were very emotional.

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 12:23:00 PM
    This was so beautiful Gareth I wanna say thanks very much for giving my poem[PARTNER]a in your contest it means alot.Teresa

  1. Date: 1/10/2011 2:28:00 PM
    Only one word comes to me as I read this " beautiful" ~~

  1. Date: 1/2/2011 7:06:00 PM
    such a moving piece ; the images both poignant and deep... i hope i do justice to your contest when able... enjoy your creative path! :) nette

  1. Date: 1/2/2011 6:02:00 PM
    Thank you for your kind and gentle comment left for me, Gareth. This is serenity and peace imbued. A perfect example for your contest. Thanks for your thoughtfulness. Always, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/1/2011 7:56:00 PM
    Appreciate your lovely warm and always welcome comments Gareth.. been missing u and your poetry these many weeks and glad u have returned now... wishing u a wonderful happy new year full of blessings and rich with friend..

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 7:02:00 AM
    Well said, makes it a little easier to write about it...If its ok I used my poem "Clouds Smile" which I wrote in July when my brother inlaw passed away... a Happy New Year to you and all around you...Michael

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 10:29:00 PM
    I'm glad I came and saw this beautiful poem. I was thinking your contest could be last words to those remaining after the loved one passed on, so this seems to clarify it. In your rules, when you say "last words to the grieved", you mean the one dying and not the ones left behind? Can it be for either group? thanks, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 2:08:00 PM
    Very touching and moving farewell to begin the last journey, Gareth. Good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 2:08:00 AM
    A lovely poem tribute to a loved one. I like the Hush now at the beginning of each verse, it gives it a great sense of peace and natural progression of life into death.

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 8:50:00 PM
    Amazingly beautiful Gareth and such a shining example for your new contest... so happy I read this now to collect my ideas for an entry ... it will be special cause it will be true luv.. Happy New Year...