Gary Franklin Lewis
July 19, 1946 Ė January 20, 2003
Donít grieve for me, for now Iím free.
Iím following the path God laid for me.
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 the peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah yes, these things I too, will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My lifeís been full, Iíve savored much,
Good friends, good times,
A loved oneís touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.
Donít lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee,
God wanted me now; He set me free.