CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,
CharlieMC
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A Poem


I don't know who is the author of this poem I'm about to share. And not every word of it is exactly what I personally believe. But it's given me comfort for many, many years during the loss of various loved ones. So I thought I'd finally share it here.

(It sits right next to my computer monitor all the time, even though I don't read it very often...)

Yes. I decided to make this public after all...

Geta ohmorningglory, I hope you find comfort in reading this... (hugs)

Safely Home

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.

And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's Will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth--
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!


angel globe

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.


Personally, those are the words that comfort me the most. My beloved Aunt Dorothy used to always write 'Dear One' in every card she ever gave to someone, so it always seemed as if this message came directly from her to us...

Happy thoughts to all reading this... Death is just another beginning, after all.

Tags: 2006, death, december-2006, loss, safely-home-poem
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