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Condolences (1 Viewer)


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I know there are a great number of members from the UK on WritingForums. I'd like to express my condolences at the passing of Prince Philip. He always came across to me as a quiet man with strength and class, qualities all too often missing in today's world. I'm gratified he had a long and a full life. In the end, that's all any of us can wish for. I know he was respected, and for that will be missed.


Financial Patron
To Those I Love And Who Love Me


Now that I have departed from the earthly plane,
Release me and let me go.
You and I, we still have many things to see and do,
So do not tie yourself to me with regrets and tears.
I gave you my love and you will never guess
How much you brought to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you have shown,
But now it’s time for each to travel on alone.

So, weep a while, if grieve you must.
Though not for me, only for yourself and
For the hole my passing has created in your life.
But then let your grief be comforted by trust
And the knowledge that
It’s only for a while that part we must.
Bless the memories you carry in your heart.
It knows that no love is ever lost,
That life is eternal and goes on and on,
Not just for you and me, but everybody.

You and I now are closer than we have ever been
And I’ll never be further from you than a thought.
So whenever you need me, call and I’ll be near.
Even though you can now neither see nor touch me,
Know that I have never gone from you.
And when you listen to your heart,
You’ll feel my love there soft and clear.

And then, one fine day,
When you are coming this way,
You’ll find me waiting to greet you
And with a smile
I shall welcome you home.

Fr. Pat Lennon
Edited by Aquarius

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