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"May I go now?" (A poem you all might enjoy)

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Old 08-19-2004, 05:31 PM   #1
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"May I go now?" (A poem you all might enjoy)

This poem was written by one of Margaretís friends and it was printed on the back of her announcements.

May I go now?

May I go now?
Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain filled days
and endless lonely nights?

I lived my life and done my best,
an example I've tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond the light
and set my spirit free?

I didn't want to go at first,
I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now
to that warm and loving light.

I want to go, I really do,
it's difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can
to live just one more day.

To give you time to care for me
and share your love and fears.
I know you're sad and are afraid,
because I see your tears.

I'll not be far, I promise that,
and I hope you'll always know.
That my spirit will be close to you
Where ever you may go.

Thank you so for loving me
and know that I love you too.
That's why it's hard to say goodbye
and end this life with you.

So hold me now just one more time
and let me hear you say,
"Because you care so much for me,
you'll let me go today

I'm not sure which one of her friends wrote this. She didn't share it with me. Margaret told her daughter to include it. Hope you like it as much as we all did.

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Old 08-21-2004, 06:54 AM   #2
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Re: "May I go now?" (A poem you all might enjoy)

That is beautiful, thanks for sharing!


Old 08-31-2004, 06:09 PM   #3
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Re: "May I go now?" (A poem you all might enjoy)

I have to tell you that I've seen many a poem for times of loss (I work at a funeral home) but this one has to be the most beautiful & heartfelt one I've ever seen.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us...

Old 09-03-2004, 08:06 AM   #4
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Re: "May I go now?" (A poem you all might enjoy)

Now for the rest of the story.

Margaret's sister, the one who gave her the poem, isn't exactly know for her honesty. This poem is further proof of that I'm afraid.

I did an internet search on this poem one day while I was just goofing off and guess what I found? I found that this poem was written by a woman named Susan A Jackson. She wrote the poem after her family lost their family pet, a dog, I think it was a Golden Retriever.

I was furious when I first learned this but I've since gotten over it. I have decided that it doesn't matter why it was written, I like it and I feel it was very appropriate and fit in well with Margaret's, twenty month, losing battle to cancer. I also realized that the loss of a family pet can be as traumatic as losing a loved one them self and therefore I feel as though Susan Jackson's sentiments, expressed here, are not that different than my own.

It's a beautiful poem Susan A Jackson. Thank you for writing it.

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