Letter: A quiet hill, pine tree and gentle slope to rest Op-Ed · March 15, 2013
Editorís note: The following poem was written in preparation for the funeral of Jenny Oxley Mayberry. Chaplain Timon Davison said the trees in the cemetery where she is buried are almost all evergreens and one can see a view of farms and towns, like Centerdale, Downey, West Branch and West Liberty. After the services, many people asked about the poem, so he decided to share it here: To Rest Beneath the Pines
In some far day when Iím laid to rest, I pray that I might be
On a quiet hill, with a gentle slope, beneath an old pine tree.
Iíd like a view to see the road, and farmers who till the land
And the place thatís been a special home, and blessed by Godís own hand.
I want the wind to blow from time to time, with eagles soaring in the skies.
I especially like the song it sings, as it whispers through the pines.
Evergreens are everlasting, like Godís eternal love
That helps us through our journeys here, from Heavens up above.
Yes let me rest on a gentle slope, thatís near some swaying pines
And come and visit every once-in-íwhile, and share the gift of time.