Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call; I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow; I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much; Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief; Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.
-- Janice M. Salters