John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

The following is just a closing thought, a poem which was written on the funeral program.

A LITTLE STEP AWAY

To close the eye, to fall asleep,
To draw a labored breath,
To find release from daily cares
In what we know as death….

In this crowning of a life,
The aim or end thereof?
The totaled sum of consciousness,
The ripened fruit of love?

It cannot be, for works of God
Are wrought for nobler ends,
An those away continue on
in the hearts of kin and friends.

It cannot be, for they live on
A little step away
The soul, the everlasting
Has found a better day….

-O. J. Hanson

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