Thursday, May 3, 2012

Joseph Vincent Gentili

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say
But first of all to let you know, that I arrived okay
I'm writing this from heaven, here I dwell with God above
Here there's no more tears of sadness, here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy, just because I'm out of sight
Remember that I'm with you, every morning noon and night
That day I had to leave you, when my life on earth was through
God picked me up and hugged me, and He said "I welcome you.

It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on
I need you here badly, you're part of my plan
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight
God and I are closest to you, in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you, and many hills to climb
But together we can do it, by taking it one day at a time
It was always my philosophy, and I'd like it for you too
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody, who's in sorrow and pain
Then you can say to God at night, "My day was not in vain"
And now I am contented, that my life has been worthwhile
Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody, who is sad and feeling low
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go, from that body to be free
Remember you're not going, you're coming here to me.

Rest in peace and love my brother. 
(February 21, 1987 - April 26, 2012)