Our lives are not the same today

nor will they be tomorrow.

For one we love has passed away

and hearts are filled with sorrow.


Life can end in but a blink

and loved ones who remain,

grieve because a precious link

has left their family chain.


Link by link and one by one

our mortal bodies die.

Rising up like morning sun

while bidding earth goodbye


Where awaits a beautiful sight

most joyous to behold.

Family chains, glowing bright

with links of shining gold.