“On One Departing Too Soon” by Robert Fabre


Floating through this timeless space
Freeing us from form
We face
Your surrender, redeeming grace;
We remember your presence still
Now void darkness, silence that kills.

Yet we know you have escaped
Painful existence, mundane matters,
Laughter and sorrow and care
Bound you to no one There.

One day we will be whole
And flesh no more;
Then we will recognize you
And rejoice.