You must have heard me cry for you, as I looked up at the sky;
Why did you have to go so soon, without even saying goodbye?.
It's as if the world had stopped as silence filled my head;
When through the silence a voice began speaking, and this is what it said.
Your days will go in without me, though I'm never far away;
I may not be in front of you, but I'm in your heart to stay.
Please don't cry sad tears for me, you will never be alone;
The day will come when you cry tears of joy, when the Good Lord calls you home.
So as you all gather by my grave to pay your last respects;
Don't say goodbye, say I'll see you later, incase the Lord calls you next.
As I turned to walk inside thinking I must be losing my mind;
I reached for the door as I watched it slowly open, as my hand fell to my side.
As chills ran over me, I knew at that moment, it was your voice I could hear:
I couldn't help but smile as I walked through the door, watching as it closed behind me , I knew you were standing near.
Tears falling down my face, remembering your kind and gentle heart;
For the next time you open a door for me is when my eternal life shall start.
In Memory of Zackery Tharpe