Farewell, My Dear

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This is a poem I felt compelled to write when I was thinking of one of my mom’s uncles, her godfather at baptism. I don’t know why I was thinking about him. We only ever had one conversation, back when he was sick, a few months before he died. He had so many books that the reader in me was going crazy. I asked him about those books, and he told me the topics were about history and religion. Those are the only words we ever exchanged, but this particular April night my heart felt like he was here.

It’s actually a song. I played with the piano app on my mom’s iPad and worked out the notes. It can be read as a poem, too. I think this is something a lot of people need to hear from their loved ones who have gone to Heaven, and I’m excited to share them with you. God Bless!

Farewell, my dear.
So long! Don’t fear,
Your God is here
tonight.

His love is grand
So He’ll take your hand
and with Him you’ll be
all right.

He sings like the ocean kisses the sand
He counts every step you take.
His eyes always on you! He is the King
Whose promises He never breaks.

So be strong, my love–
I’m always near,
with Jesus in your heart.

Wait in hope
for that glorious day

we’ll no longer be apart.

Farewell, my dear.
So long! Don’t fear,
Your God is here

tonight.

His love is grand
So He’ll take your hand
and with Him you’ll be
all right.

Mariella Hunt

Mariella Hunt

Mariella Hunt is 20 years old and lives in the Treasure Valley. She writes fiction and reflections on the Catholic faith. In 2014, she is self-publishing an anthology of short stories and a Young Adult novel, Dissonance. A practicing Catholic, she is actively involved in the New Evangelization. She’s an associate editor for Catholic websites Ignitum Today and Catholic Lane, and is a book reviewer for Catholic Fiction. Recently she has also started a vlog for the New Catholic Generation video movement.

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