What Do You Say?

 This poem was written in honor of Pete Swinson, who passed away at the age of 100. The photographs are by Dianna Kenobbie Diehm.


 What do you say on a dying day?

I will think of you and pray?

I am here if you need me?

 I’ll bring a casserole or three?

 Do you need for us to know?

You need time to let him go

 We look at you and see your loss

And know why Christ died on that cross. 


Your Heavenly Father

 Does not want you to despair

There is no cross for us to bear 

Your Dad might say

 “I love you girls. Don’t be upset

 I am just beyond the sunset.”


“And though I yearn for those above

I will never forget your love”



A loved one lingers if they can

So you can take them by the hand

and say goodbye…



2 thoughts on “What Do You Say?

  1. scoper07 March 3, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    Well said and well photographed! A hundred is a great accomplishment. We only have 35 to go to reach that milestone MG!

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