Parents Of Suicide
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Jackie Poland
July 7, 2000

"I'm Free"

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day.
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Oh 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 ones touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.
God wanted me now; He set me free!

(Author –unknown)

At the end of the note sent by this special young lady was also a ps--
"Do not let your grief be measured by his worth; for your sorrow will have no end."

Submitted by:
Jackie Poland
Mom of John ("Jack") Poland
10/18/79 – 04/11/00