To Those I Love

A beautiful funeral poem by Isla Paschal Richardson about being thankful for happy memories and remembering a loved one.

To Those I Love

If I should ever leave you whom I love

To go along the Silent Way,

Grieve not,

Nor speak of me with tears,

But laugh and talk

Of me as if I were beside you there.

(I‘d come-I‘d come, could I but find a way!

But would not tears and grief be barriers?)

And when you hear a song or

See a bird I loved,

Please do not let the thought of me be sad...

For I am loving you just as I always have...

You were so good to me!

There are so many things I wanted still

To do—so many things to say to you...

Remember that I did not fear—

It was just leaving you that was so hard to face...

We cannot see Beyond...

But this I know:

I loved you so -

Twas heaven here with you!


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