On Saturday, August 13, I attended the memorial service for my stepmom, Delores. The best part,¬†read by the minister at the cemetery after the church service, was this poem. If I had known of it before, I would have used it for Kevin’s service, because it fit his passing to a tee.

I’m Free¬†– Unknown

This poem is attributed to various authors and is apparently known by several different titles also.

Don’t grieve for me, for now, I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found that peace at the close of the day.

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 will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life’s been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch,

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.


  1. That’s lovely … I might save that and stash it with my “funeral papers.” If the need arises (no time soon, I pray), my husband could consider adding it to the back of the printed program for people to take away with them.

  2. I think it was very beautiful and would love it read at my funeral also.

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