Angel in Blue - Girlguiding reading for a funeral

>>  Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Having left mortal earth, I passed through Heaven's Gate
And while anxiously awaiting the outcome of my fate
I walked among the Angels all robed in purest white
Whereupon I saw one figure which cast a blue-ish light.

She sat upon a misty cloud, a harp held to her breast
In a flowing, blowing gown of blue unlike all the rest;
I asked what great deed she'd done to earn the special hue
That gave her colour where others had none, or maybe just a few

She said "On earth I sought no fame, fortune was not my goal,
I shunned the power of politics and worked without a toll;

I spent my time with children, helping them to grow

For as you reap in life, so must you learn to sow."

"You see...", she said, "the dividends while growing up I'd share,
I returned where many others were too self-involved to care.
Girl Guiding was my choice of roads to follow in my quest

For among the girls I found a love deeper than the rest."

"A teacher was I, my work was hard, I had no diploma or pay

But where family and institutions failed, I help show them the way.
The lessons I taught were obscure and difficult to see

For they didn't have names like 'spelling', 'maths' or 'geometry'."

"They were lessons in life delivered through guided experience

And they taught such things as character, spirit, and confidence.
Though on earth my life was blessed, it's even more so today

For when I look down I see my work,  as my girls show others the way."

"On earth Girl Guiding taught me to leave things better than before
And the same applies to that mortal place where life never was a bore.
Now having lived by that Girl Guiding rule in every earthly endeavour

I have become an Angel in Blue and shall be a Girl Guide forever."

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