Thursday, September 15, 2005

Just Onto Heaven Now

This is the poem I wrote for my dad. I posted it here to try to remind me of how I write. I wrote this in a few minutes. It just flowed.

Just Onto Heaven Now

We may never understand why although we constantly wonder
We may even question, cry, and sometimes ponder
But we know that you are Just Onto Heaven Now
You brightened our lives, every one of us you met
You were an amazing man that we can’t believe is gone yet
You’re gone from us, At times we don’t understand how
But we know that you are Just Onto Heaven Now
You helped out your friends and family with any task
Whether cleaning gutters for a neighbor or fixing things with Uncle Sterling
Whatever it was you did it happily, no one had to ask
We will miss your handiness and helpful advice too
You are no longer on earth; at times we can’t understand why or how
But we know that you are Just Onto Heaven Now
You are free from hurt, sorrow, and pain
Free to walk upright, sing, dance, and never take medicine again
You are looking over us telling us not to worry
For you are home with God now; home at peace
You want us to not be sad, but rejoice
For you are Just Onto Heaven Now
You were a father, husband, brother, and friend
Someone who did his best until the end
Jesus was your Savior and He called you home
No more for you on this earth to roam
Although we are saddened by our loss and may wonder why now
We know that you are Just Onto Heaven Now
You loved us all and was glad to show it
You enjoyed family and friends; we were in your heart; indeed we know it
We will miss you as our loving father and husband
Miss you as our beloved eighth pea
But we know that you are Just Onto Heaven Now
We will miss the way you laugh, miss that big smile too
We will miss those freckles, miss everything you do
But we know that you are Just Onto Heaven Now
We may cry many nights
Our pillows wet with tears
You leaving us, was one of our greatest fears
We love you and miss you
In our hearts you will remain
Just Onto Heaven Now or as most of us know you
J O H N.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ms_Kenesha said...

Crying at work!

6:08 AM  
Blogger The Diva said...

Oh Kaddy! That was wonderful. *hugs*

2:29 PM  
Blogger Jonezin4Paris said...

Very heartwarming. I could feel every line. A great way to remember him. Your dad sounds like a wonderful guy. *Big Hug*

5:40 PM  

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