When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Good-bye My Friend

By Patricia A. Pitterle

Now you come together
All those who loved him best,
To share his stories and his life
Before he is laid to rest.

You mourn his missing presence
Vanished from this earth.
You miss his hugs and smiles,
You miss his sense of mirth.

He loved his friends and family,
And his Savior he held dear.
He shared his testimony
With those who chose to hear.

He was always an example
In what he said and did,
Seeking to follow Jesus Christ
And willing to be led.

Though his body is not with us now,
His spirit lingers near.
He wants to comfort those he loves
To wipe away their tears.

To let them know that peace is his.
He is gathered now in love.
His work continues somewhere new 
He is welcomed up above

Though your hearts are sorrowed
And your souls cry out in grief,
Remember he has not gone far
He only rests in sleep.

This life is swift in passing,
You never know the day,
You only have these moments
Of love to show the way.

No one can take your memories
His love is yours to keep.
When he rises in his glory
You once again shall meet

Families can be forever
You know that this is so,
Though your hearts are longing now
His comfort you shall know.

The Gospel tells us surely
As you strive to do your parts,
He is still part of your life
And you’ll feel him in your hearts.

This is all part of God’s great plan,
Earth-life is not the end.
He is as close as your memories,
You will see him once again.


  1. Wow, what a lovely poem. This should be submitted to the Ensign. It stirred my soul. I just learned that my only living brother who has cancer has been given only 2 months to live. My heart is sad; but I do know I will see him again. This poem says it all.
    Blessings for this one!

  2. :) Beautiful! What a wonderful talent and tribute!