MOBILE, Ala. – Emotions were heavy at the memorial service for Erica Blasberg on the eve of the Bell Micro LPGA Classic.
Leta Lindley, who had a special kinship with Blasberg as both were former Arizona Wildcats, was the first of a dozen players to speak.
Players who were there said Lindley set a marvelous tone reading a poem by Amy Louise Kerswell. It was titled, “Miss me but let me go.” Lindley said the poem was read when Lindley’s father was euologized. Lindley was 20 when her father passed, but she’s carried the poem with her ever since.
Here’s the poem as Lindley read it:
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free.
Miss me a little - but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me -but let me go.
When you are lonely and sick of heart,
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me - but let me go.