Shroud

Lovingly wrapped in the shroud of memories
We release you into the hands of God
Even though we long to keep you, hold you
Dear on this earth in our memories, life is
Short and we don't realize the fragile tiny
Threads that run through all of it until
Too soon we have to say good bye
Releasing you back to where you came
Created of earth and dust you go back to be
One with all created things, remade in a
New heavenly body and we don't begin
To understand the mystery, so we let go
Turning you over in prayer, in tears,
In tender unspoken words, knowing God
Has received you already, we just need
To let go