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Free
by Rosalyn R Smith

Monday, December 02, 2002
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My father passed away on November 28, 2002 and I wrote this hearing my mother's heart.




Coming here wasnít easy, but when the sun rose

 I remembered your smile, and

that's when


I knew that you were finally free.

Sometimes being free is being free to be from this world,

but this doesnít mean that I wonít miss you.

Sometimes being free is leaving the oneís you love most.

The countless smiles, the years of laughter,

the tears of joy, and yes the love, all of these things I will

surely miss.

Sometimes being free is receiving a comfort that will

be everlasting because now when I look at your pain

endured here

then I understand that your comfort here was not what it truly

was, and to be truly free one must leave here and enter into a

new place where peace can be truly found with

comfort everlasting


and free.

No more pain, no more suffering, an all new,

brand new you

that awaited you


as you entered into this new place.

The all new,

brand new you

thatís not missing nothing here.


The all brand new you,

without pain.

The memories of the smile you left here,

I know itís still there,

but the only thing different now

is that


this smile is all brand new

for the all brand new you.


For better or for worse,

in sickness and good health,

till death do us part,

I will truly miss you,

but sometimes being free is


going ahead of the oneís you love most.

by Rosalyn Walker

All Rights Reserved, 2002

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Reviewed by Patricia Burden-Evans 11/17/2007
I recently lost my father and I had to come to terms that he was no longer in pain. After reading this, I saw his death in a neww light! You did an excellent job! Keep it up!
Reviewed by Chris Wright 11/15/2007
Free At Last! I Hear ya I can't wait to be free myself from all the aggravations and free from taxes. Uncle Sam be killing my check like its a porkchop in gravy. I enjoyed this piece and the ending of it was absolutely perfect. Keep doing your thang sista!
Reviewed by Gaye Dale (Reader) 1/6/2004
Free indeed, Rosalyn!
I watched a documentary last night called Life after Life and it was sooooo exciting! Love and Death (whatever form it takes) are perhaps the most written about subjects at the Den and even today as I have read many works here, death comes across as being such a terribly, terribly sad and fearful injustice. FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN is a terrible thing, but death itself, (as portrayed in this documentary anyway) is almost an illusion as we know it and in actuality is more like the bursting of a crysalis....to MUCH better things. Dare I say, we shall have to wait and see!
Goodbye is, however, much harder.
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 11/2/2003
To accept death with such truth is not often found. Free exemplifies faith and is beautifully written. You might want to read "Do You Not Know?" over at my A/D pages.

Love in Christ~~
Bonnie Q
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Reviewed by Birdie Houston 2/21/2003
Free is written beautifully its always hard to loose those we love
Reviewed by Raymond Ratty 12/2/2002
Rosalyn...Such a beautiful tribute...my prayers are with you and your family.
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