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The Shadow of Death

This precious world still is all mine
As I look UP from the Earth
To a galaxy of stars that shine

God has granted me long years
For a very good reason
I still need to revel in the beauty
Of each new season.

I miss and cherish my loved ones
Now in Heaven above
Yes, I've promised them all my eternal love

Yet I choose NOT to get lost
In the Valley of the Shadow of Death
At least not until AFTER I take my last earthly breath.

When the time draws near I'll enter the dark tunnel
Free from fright
And I'll swiftly fly toward the beckoning bright light.
When I get to Heaven, there they will be
All of my dear ones
Anxiously waiting for me.

We will embrace
And we will cry
They'll understand when I tell them
Why I lingered until I was ready to die.

All of our tears will transform into laughter
And we'll rejoice with our GOD
Happily ever after.

In the meantime I will strive with all that I'm worth
To live and love in this Heaven
Right here on Earth.
                                       May 30, 2011

Milt and me
 Milt and Me                              
Me with Stevie, Mama, stepfather Manny and sister Mickey

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