For Spike – I’m Free

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 peace at the close of 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 for you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life’s been full; I’ve savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch

Perhaps my time seemed 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!

By Jill DeEtte Ernst

©1998

18 thoughts on “For Spike – I’m Free

  1. Thank you for posting, Koyote, and thank you to the author. Goosebumps happen when something true meets something beautiful. I got ’em now.

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    1. YOUR WELCOME!
      SPIKE WAS A GREAT GUY!
      LET US CONTINUE DOWN THE PATH TO FREEDOM, UNTIL WE ALL HAVE DIED, OR OUR COUNTRY IS FREE!!!!!!!! OR BOTH!!

  2. I am the author of the poem that was copy-written in 1998. I give everyone permission to print and redistribute this poem. It was written to help others deal with the death of someone close. I am happy to help uplift others whenever I can.

    1. Thank you, Jill. It is BEAUTIFUL. Excellent writing.
      It certainly helped me. I’m sure it is a help to Elizabeth and Spike’s family and friends. I wish I’d had it to read at Randy’s Memorial. Now, with your permission, I will share it with his family and our friends. One of our close friends lost his little sister this morning. I’m going to send it to him, as well.
      <3

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