The Funeral


Family and friends gathered at the cemetery,
next to the old stone church on the hill,
to say goodbye to a loved one lost.

Preacher said, “Fear not!”
“Your body came from the earth. And when you die, it will return to the earth. But your spirit came from God, and when you die, it will return to him.” Ecclesiastes 12:7 ERV

The rain comes,
living water,
from the fountain of love.

Tears fall to the ground,
Where loved ones’ thirst

In the springtime, 
flowers will grow.

The butterfly emerges,
to delight in the nectar,
made by our tears.

Patsy, 2017

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