God's Garden
By Melissa Shreve


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God's Garden
By Melissa Shreve

Submitted by Debra Still 2 November 1999 in memory of Linda Grail

God looked around his garden,
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you,
And lifted you to rest;
God's garden must be beautiful-He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain;
He knew you would never get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And hills were hard to climb
So he closed your weary eyelids, and whispered,
"Peace be thine."
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone,
For a part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.

We have seen at least two authors credited with writing this poem, but most references say that the author is unknown; however, Melissa Shreve is the only person to claim credit for being the author.