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…