Farewell to Mary Lepp
We bade you farewell, sweet Mary
Today at your funeral mass;
Far too late is this thank-you to do you
Far too soon you had to pass.
Struck down in the snarling traffic,
Struck down in the blur of the rush,
The enemy caught you a little off guard,
And now we all sit here, hushed.
I can picture you there in my class long
All lovely, your blue eyes ablaze
And your lovely smooth cheek had the dawn's
Yours was truly a beautiful face.
And your smile was so bright with youth's
freshness and glee
Your face so alive with pure life
That the thought of your leaving puts
knives into me,
Too soon for a mother and wife.
For your children are young, in the full
swim of school,
And your husband stands lost and alone;
Only Satan could plot such a theft, such
To ratchet a family down.
So I write this lament out of anger of
That the enemy still takes his toll,
And I beg you sweet Jesus, set Mary apart
Till you've Satan sealed up in his hole.
Meanwhile, cause us to pray for each other's
Send angels each Christian to keep,
Till we've brought in all soul's from
the four winds' direction,
Let the Spirit of Peace with us sleep.
Till we all come together at one in the
Help us love one another and thrive
Putting all your protections, Sweet Jesus,
So we all make it home alive
Gene Pinkney (3/09/04)
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