Farewell to mother

Let the drums beat slowly
let the death march be lowly
for today we are saying farewell
to one whom we loved, toll the bell
once for every step we take
to match the feelings of the wake
step slowly my friend for in time
we must follow our loved ones chimes
there is no detour that we can take
to avoid the trip we all must make.

Stand by her grave and remember
the many times of splendour
that we spent in the arms of our mother,
always keep in mind there will be no other
when our turn comes let us hope
our children will also be able to cope
for in death we should not forget
so lay your wreath upon the casket
and turn with me and walk away
with fond memories of all those days.



(C) Copyright September 1999
Bob King
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