Leaves on this Family Tree

Monday, January 28, 2013

Our Family Tree Has Shed a Leaf

Rest in Peace, Cindy. Your pain is gone . . . 

Our family tree has shed a leaf
No words can stem the sorrow.
Was not the first . . . won't be the last
Won't be the same tomorrow.

Kind words from friends help ease the grief
But words need not be spoken
For tome alone will ease the pain
Of hearts that have been broken.

Our tree has weathered many storms
Some limbs have been stripped bare
But it was planted long ago
With tender, loving care.

It has been watered through the ages
With the tears we've shed in grief
Each time our family tree decides
To shed another leaf.

It's roots are strong . . . and they run deep
Firmly steeped in Family traditions.
We mourn our loss . . . then carry on
With the help of our religious convictions.

May God bless our latest leaf to fall
His own hand-picked selection
As it joins the leaves we've sent before
To heaven's leaf collection.

Our family tree has shed a leaf
No words will stem the sorrow.
Was not the first . . . won't be the last
Won't be the same tomorrow.
~ David Carnes

3 comments:

  1. So sorry. Virtual hugs coming your way...

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  2. I am so sorry. Big hugs for you and the rest of the family as well.

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss I praying for your family when I read the prior post

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