by Leonard M Hawkes

not often,
yes, but now again
another young one gone

with these bereaved,
community: called,
with cause to mourn

blessing, response, and duty;
they-we grieve
not alone

with angels
and eternity, we send,
we welcome home.


Author's Note: Deven Jensen's funeral, 3 Dec. 2010

Posted on 12/05/2010
Copyright © 2024 Leonard M Hawkes

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 12/05/10 at 02:48 PM

A sorrowful, beautiful sentiment.

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