It was Olive's funeral last week and she'd have been very happy with the the service and the turnout. Friends and neighbours got together to celebrate her long life. We sang her favourite hymns and I read one of her poems.
Journey Unknown by Olive Brown
Life's an adventure of the unknown
Not fully completed, 'til we are full-grown
The road that is travelled, maybe thorny or smooth
As we learn from experience of many a truth.
Sadness and gladness are mixtures entwined
As on Life's journey we continually find
The stairway to lift us, as we forward go
To success or failure - we none of us know?
As on this journey, we meet other folk
Heavy or light, their bearing of yoke
Sharing their laughter, and often their tears
Helping them overcome imaginary fears.
Childhood, Youth, Prime, and mature Age
All have their problems at whatever stag
But blessings abound in surprise places
As the journey takes us, with short of long paces.
The journey near done, we look back with quiet thoughts
And those memories of varying sorts
Trusting we've been a blessing to all
With a free conscience, when we hear 'The Call.'
Olive, it was and will always be a privilege to have known you. Thank you xxx