QUARTER MILE FROM HEAVEN
a guardian angel from four cars back,
Watching Michael & Dale Jr. as they
circled the track.
No intention of winning, just holding his
So proud of his "boys" now winning
thought it was over, the end was so near
No time for pain, no time for fear
We did not know, as there was no sign, Dale
mile from his final finish line.
an instant, NASCAR fans would be facing
An eternal change in their world of racing
He was one of the greatest; beloved in his
With a grand career now sadly cut short.
the crowd noticed was excitement and debris,
But a miracle was happening we could not see
Dale said goodbye through shining metal and
As God gave "NUMBER 3" his
checkered flag "home".
forever in our hearts, and in the scheme of
We'll picture him circling heaven with black
telling angels..and even the Creator,
"look out over there...here comes the
Don't grieve for me, for
now I'm free
I'm following the path God
laid for me.
I took his hand when I
heard him call
I turned my back and left
I could not stay another
to laugh, to love, to work
Task undone must stay that
I found that peace at close
If my parting has left a
then fill it with
A friendship shared, a
laugh, a kiss,
ah, yes, these things I too
Be not burdened with times
I wish you the sunshine of
My life's been full, I've
good friends, good times,
a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all
Don't lenghthen it now with
Lift up your hearts and
share with me
God wanted me now;
HE SET ME FREE.
Dale We All Love
& Miss You!