Urantia lost a long-time reader, son, father of 3, poet and UAI member last week. Bert Cobb of Idaho (US) graduated, his body having cancer, his soul took flight. Bert is a man of great dignity, graciousness and bearing, as well as one of unflagging faith in God and people. He penned song lyrics, he saddled and rode. He could wire a building or home, then write love poetry to God and his friends. Bert commanded respect but by humility, maturity, good humor and poise. By all reports, he went about doing good, and the planet is better for his life.
EARTHBOY ~ by Bert Cobb
I'm an Earthboy from Urantia,
this planet is my home,
and the open range of the Universe
is where I'm going to roam.
Mother Earth is my base camp,
it's just going to be a short stay,
even if I live to a ripe old age
I'll soon be on my way.
I'm searching for my Father.
I simply want to do right.
My face is turned toward the heavens,
my soul reaches out for the light.
My roots are in the soil of Urantia,
Mother Earth has born a son.
Divine spirits sent down their blessings,
an eternal adventure has begun.
I love my temporal living,
but some day I will die.
My body will return to Mother Earth,
and my spirit will soar to the sky.
Today the dusty trails of our homeland,
we don't have much time to kill,
for tomorrow we'll travel the stardust trails,
and be living the Father's will.
YouTube ~ Bert at the 2007 URANTIA UAUS conference:
An official 'graduation' announcement will appear soon in the next issue of: Urantia Foundation's News Online
A~Dios Bert Cobb