Finally Free by Deborah Ray



It’s just so sad you had to go

you’re finally free from the pain you’ve known.

You’re free to laugh, you’re free to play

you can frolic and jumprope everyday!


You’re free to wear your “golden wings”

that will keep us tied to your “angel- heart strings”.

You’ve always loved to sing real loud

I can’t wait to hear your voice in heaven’s concert halls.


I’ll look for you in the neighborhood’s backyards,

through the trees, the wind, and on the ground

I’ll know that you are present

when I encounter the peculiar and profound.


I’ll notice the bright autumn colors

the crisp sound from the crackling leaves

the melody that the birds are all singing

as the squirrels race up through sparse trees.


I’ll watch for you during each winter’s snowfall

as we make “snow-angels” on the ground

we’ll catch your kisses on our faces

as we lay in the snow you watched God send us down.


In spring we’ll notice the brilliant colors

of the flowers

in our hearts we’ll know God sent them from you

we’ll watch the buds pop out of the branches

while noticing the fragrance of the sweet spring dew.


In summer we’ll bask in the sunshine

some place we know was a favorite for you

we’ll have picnics, parties and birthdays

all the things that only you used to do.


I know you’ve faced this horrible Cancer challenge

I’m sure you expect us to meet our challenges and do the same

remembering to be good to one another with love and forgiveness. . . 

until we all meet up in heaven again!




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