My Farewell

Our family circle has been broken link has

gone from our chain;

But though we are parted for a while,

We know we will meet again.

Sometimes it’s hard to understand why

certain things must be, but there is a reason

for it all, beyond our power to see.

The cover of life’s book is closed for one we loved so well;

But the loving deeds of by-gone days are what the pages tell.

The blow was hard, the shock severe;

We never thought your death was so near.

But only those who have lost can tell

The pain of parting without farewell.