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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: August 31, 2020      Views: 16

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I love Jesus, my husband, family and friends.I started taking poetry seriously last year when I found my mom's old notebook of her own poetry, and I wanted to be like her. <3

She is an accomplished poet and is currently at the #80 spot on this years rankings.

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Its hard to say goodbye
"Saying Goodbye to Page" by Tina Crute
You blessed our family years ago
but now it's time, we must let you go,
Home to your Father, your address is new.
His plans are perfect, but oh we'll miss you!

Your name is fitting for a servant to all.
You were "Paged" more times than we can recall.
Much like your mother, so humble and true,
you never had any complaining to do.

Ruth needed you so when she was ill.
You'd be nowhere else, God's purpose to fill.
Preferring to serve, no attention to self,
the care that you gave was everyone's wealth.

You wore many hats, too many to tell,
but you'd never admit that you did them all well.
Artist, school helper, daughter and mother,
caretaker, sister, aunt, wife, grandmother.

You were a skillful artist, so much talent and heart.
Only humbly would you hear any praise of your art.
You painted our lives with the truth of your love.
You'll make a fine angel artist above.

Now you've finished jobs God gave you on earth,
no words can describe your legacy's worth.
A treasure you are, so with love we will do
some Page-like service, to best honor you.

We'll never forget you, though you'll live far away
with joy and with God, we will see you someday.
Well, I better be ending. This letter is long
and God needs you home. He's playing your song.

He's calling you now, but I hate saying "Bye,"
You need to be there, but I still need to cry.
I can just hear our Lord, as He looks at His best,
"Well done, good and faithful servant. Now it's your time to rest."


Author Notes
This is no contest, just a sweet memory. It would please me if you read it, because you probably know someone special like this too, that you may want to write about.
My husband's aunt was exactly how I wrote about her. I felt the need to contribute something to the immediate family to memorialize her.She died in April, 2018. I wrote this the day before her funeral. I prayed for the Lord to help me do this and all these words poured out from my heart in just a half hour. It was an answer to prayer.
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