I Remember

Do not shed tears when I have gone but smile instead because I have lived.

Do not shut your eyes and pray to God that I’ll come back but open your eyes and see all that I have left behind.

I know your heart will be empty because you cannot see me but still I want you to be full of the love we shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live only for yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of what happened between us yesterday.

You can remember me and grieve that I have gone or you can cherish my memory and let it live on.

You can cry and lose yourself, become distraught and turn your back on the world or you can do what I want – smile, wipe away the tears, learn to love again and go on.

“Remember Me”
David Harkins

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4 Responses to I Remember

  1. Pigeon Heart says:

    beautiful. I have a similar one I will do my best to locate for you that was read at a friend’s wake. love, strength, peace, and understanding to you.

  2. rhcwilliams says:

    Thanks, Dear Pigeon Heart. Today would have been my mother’s birthday (she passed in 2005) as well as my dog’s birthday (she passed over the summer, last year.) Two great souls I was blessed to know for as long as I did. Still miss them, every day.

    Bountiful Blessings Back at You!

    Ruth

  3. Debbie says:

    Dear Ruth –
    David’s poem is beautiful. My Mom died on December 27th of 2005 and my Dad on November 21 of 2006. I miss them every day, too.
    You’re right, we’re richly blessed to have people and pets that we loved so much that we miss them for so long.
    Take care and God bless you, my friend,
    Debbie

  4. rhcwilliams says:

    So, so true, Deb. We have them forever in our hearts and memories. God bless and keep you too, m’dear!

    Ruth

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