Taken Home

Cancer may have taken another earlier today
But with that thought there’s some things to say

Disease didn’t win, nor was there a defeat
Rather another daughter next to our Lord’s seat

Tonight is the night on earth we say good-bye
For many, the questions asked begin with why

Sometime this morning, she left us well before dawn
She bid farewell to the machines she depended on

She was my cousin, a friend I knew less as time passed
But, still my cousin, my friend, taken home so fast

As a kid she was there, a part of our family together
Memories we both shared that will last forever

Tonight she no longer needs that special bed
And there’s no more pain when she turns her head

Tonight her smile’s the brightest it could ever be
The strain in her eyes, gone, were she to look at me

Now her schedule is arranged as she sees fit
In a place where joy and laughter will never quit

She’s with Grampy, Grammy, Roger, and June
She’s laughing with Conni now, never too soon

There are tables pushed together up there I’m sure
Just like where we all gathered above the old bookstore

One day ahead we will gather again, a family scene
A time where we will visit and laugh with dear Gayleen

2 responses to “Taken Home

  1. Reblogged this on 1inawesomewonder and commented:

    Remembering my cousin, one year later.

  2. Pingback: God’s Plan – A Tribute to Marjorie Leech (Peterson) | 1inawesomewonder

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