Joy
4/10/1999 - 10/13/2015Nothing in this world is harder than saying good-bye. I don't know the author of this poem, but I feel it expresses the feelings of love and loss simply and beautifully.

Do you think the time has come? May I say good-bye
To pain-filled days and endless nights?
I've lived my life and done my best, an example tried to be.
So can't I take that step beyond and set my spirit free?
I didn't want to go at first, I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now to a warm and loving light.
I want to go, I really do. It’s difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can to live just one more day.
To give you time to care for me and share your love and tears.
I know you're sad and so afraid, because I feel your fears.
I'll not be far, I promise that, and hope you'll always know
that my spirit will be close to you, wherever you may go.
Thank you for loving me.
You know I love you too.
That’s why it’s hard to say good-bye and end this life with you.
So hold me now, just one more time and let me hear you say,
because you care so much for me, you'll let me go today.
Dona MurphyLake Blluff, IllinoisOctober 15, 2015
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A candle will always burn for you in my heart, little one.Dona Murphy - October 20, 2015
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