Dying Poem

Letting Go Of A Loved One

Not knowing what to say when my sister-in-law was to be removed from life support, I wrote this to bring with me to the hospital. I read it there, which was a beautiful way to let her go -- and it was included in her funeral program as well as read when her casket descended into the earth. I felt there needed to be words at the time of letting go and not just after the person passed. This will be read next at my relative's distribution of ashes.

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I Let You Go


Published: August 3, 2019

I send you to the restless sun
Awaiting your sweet shine,
And in between this world and next
I'll hold your hand in mine.

For it is there between the sky
And boundless clouds of blue
That those who've passed this way before
Are waiting there for you.

Life is made of many things,
Of love, of grief, of strife.
Women pulled by many strings,
A child, mother, wife.

And now those strings will bind no more.
You're free to chase the wind.
This is where your troubles end
And where your peace begins.



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