Sept. 30, 2005, 10:07 a.m.

Miss Me, But Let Me Go

In July 2000, Tito Jim sent me a letter with accompanying documents that were largely written in Capampangan. One is written in English, penned by Fr. William M. Yabao, a Filipino priest and Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Church in Jersey City. What follows is the poem...

Miss Me, But Let Me Go
Fr. William M. Yabao, OLV

When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me,
I want no tears in a gloom-filled room,
why I cry for a soul set free.

Miss me a little but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low,
remember the love that once we shared,
miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,
and each must take it alone,
it's all part of the Master's plan,
miss me, but let me go.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,
go to friends we know,
then, laugh at the things we used to do,
miss me, but let me go.

We have many important things to do in this life; let's keep away from distractions (e.g., politics, division, etc.) and be preoccupied by the love of neighbor, which comes in various forms. God be with all of us!