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A Haven of Love
A Haven of Love
Why? I asked myself so many, many times
that my darling daughter had to go through so much pain
And every time I held her
I cried and called her name
But when the awful time came
when she needed another helping hand
Oh how it destroyed me
to let her make this stand
I often thought a Hospice
was a cold and lonely place
So why should my poor baby
want to stay here in this space?
But oh how wrong can people be?
I ask myself each day
For here with all the loving staff
my daughter passed away
This Hospice is warm and loving
the staff beyond compare
And how they made us feel at home
With all their loving care
Our darling Shelly came here
To pass her days in peace
The garden that she sat in
and the sun seemed never to cease
No words can ever express
how you all helped us to go on
And all the love you gave
when we knew no more could be done
This loving, caring hospice
is a wonder to behold
So any one who may come here
listen to these words you're told
We are a very close family
and we miss our Shelly so!
But nowhere in this world
would there have been a better place for her to go!
So thank you one and all
for looking after her with such care.
Her last days were much easier
and OUR pain you helped us bear!