Looking back there have been quite a few St. Patrick Day posts here @ Roses in the Rubble (St. Patrick’s Breastplate prayer, Nuns in the Fun, Irish blessings et all..) But today while looking around, an Irish poem was found that comforted my heart. Methinks it may comfort others, too, as we remember our loved ones…
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all…
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And 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, shall miss.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief –
Don’t shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.
Virginia : )
p.s. Enjoy the sunshine of tomorrow – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
photo: St. Christopher’s, Seabrook Island, SC