Sunday, March 13, 2005

A departed friend's poem

Many years ago, I lost a friend to leukemia.She was admitted into the hospital for about 3 weeks and her condition simply worsened each day and then she just passed away.

She knew she was dying and she wrote her last poem for all her friends:

Don't Mourn For Me

Friends, please don't mourn for me;
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day and within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I'm always near
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free,but I'll never depart as long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I'll never wander out of your sight-
-I'm the brightest star on a dark dark night.

I'll never be beyond your reach-
-I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.

I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around,
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground.

I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond-
-The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring;
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.

I'm the first ray of ligh twhen the sun starts to shine,
And you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking there's no one to love you,
You can talk to me through the Lord above you.

I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
And you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.

I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I'm the smile you see on baby's face.

Just look for me, my friends,
I'm in every place !

Years have come and gone but I still remember her vividly.

Do you have memories like that?

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