I’m Free: A Poem

life gone too soon

Today, I attended the funeral of a relatively young man who leaves behind a wife and five children.  His passing was sudden, and not to mention, unexpected.

On the back of the program was this beautiful poem that I wanted to share.  It may bring someone who is currently grieving – some comfort.

I do not know who the author is, unfortunately.  If anyone reading this, does know, please share in the comments.

Update: I received a comment from the originator of this poem, Maritza Santana. You can read it published below in the comments. Her claim of being the originator of the poem is, indeed, substantiated by the Copyright Registration Service. It is unfortunate when others choose to claim work that isn’t their own.

I’m Free I Am Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took his hand when I heard him call

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks undone must stay that way.

I found that peace at close of day.

If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

Ah yes, these thhings, I too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I’ve savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts and share with me

God wanted me know:

He set me free.

– Maritza Santana

May God rest his soul.  And all those who have gone before;  too soon in our eyes but in God’s perfect time.


About Victoria

Hi there! I'm Victoria: wife & mother of three with one pooch living in rural ND. I am a professional photographer turned writer, published author, and side-hustle entrepreneur. I firmly believe everything is "figureoutable," and if it doesn't challenge you - it doesn't change you.

2 thoughts on “I’m Free: A Poem

  1. Hi,

    In lieu of sending my family some grief comfort I went into my creative work and pulled my poem. Unfortunately, I noticed that my poem has been circulating and that others want to claim credit for it. I have a copyright protection for this poem due to this issue. The CRS is 8036787066 under copyright law. I appreciate if my name is listed as the author of this poem. I also hold original copies. It is very unfair for people to claim creative work which does not belong to them. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for your message, Maritza. It is unfortunate when others claim the creative work of others as their own. I will correct this post, giving you credit, as well as a link to the verification of your copyright. Blessings to you!

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