Remember Me (a Poem)

JoAnn_FlaJuly 8, 2012

Remember Me

It's been a while since I left you

and I know you bear a heavy heart.

For years we were the best of friends

and in your eyes, we're now apart.

Though it may be true my idle feet

no longer tread the grounds of earth,

it is you who can truly justify

what the steps they took are worth.

Realize now that I am only gone

if you choose for me to be . . .

if you hesitate to speak my name

or recall each memory.

If you reject the image of my face

because it brings you pain,

then my life, my love, my laughter

will all have been in vain.

I know you miss my presence

from the steady tears upon your face,

but these tears you cry are not for me,

for I am in a better place.

I am no longer suffering.

I feel no pain, nor have I sorrow.

I've gone forward to this beautiful place

to spend today and every tomorrow.

So laugh at our jokes, remember our time

and freely speak my name.

If you'll relive our years together,

then it won't be an end that came.

Embrace the things we've shared;

revisit places we have been.

Keep me alive within your heart

and I will never die again.

Yes, it's true that it won't be the same

and the same . . . it will never be,

but I will always be by your side

if you will always remember me

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mav63_2007

Thank you Joann, that is beautiful and so true. You made my day. Today is our first child's 42nd birthday and I remember how amazingly happpy we were at her birth, he was so nervous about holding her.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 10:40AM
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gininmn

Very touching and true. Thank you, Joann.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 5:53PM
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nancy_jean

I'm typing through ny tears - that is the most important thing I've ever read. Thank you so much for posting that!!!!!!!!!! TY

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:38AM
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