The Precious Gift

One gift, above all others God

gives to us to treasure.

One that knows no time, no place

and one gold cannot measure.

The precious, poignant, tender

gift of memory--

that will keep our dear ones

ever in our hearts although

God gives them sleep.

It brings back long remembered

things a song, a word, a smile and

our world’s a better place --

because we had them for awhile!