To the living, I am gone,
To the sorrowful, I will never return,
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot speak, but I can listen.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea
As you look upon a flower and admire it’s simplicity
Remember me in your heart.
Your thoughts, and your memories,
Of the times we loved,
The times we cried,
The times we fought,
The times we laughed.
For if you always think of me,
I will never have gone.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savoured much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.
-By Margaret Mead
I don’t have to remember you my darling. You are a part of me. You are all around me.
You are in the corals that remind me of the heathers of Yorkshire, in the synchronised swimming of hundreds of tiny translucent silver fish, the branched purple candelabra like things sitting at the bottom of the ocean. You are in the sparkle and shimmer of the sun rays dancing on the little sea waves, in the changing moods of the ocean, the jade, emerald and turquoise of the waters, in the peacock-feather colours borrowed by the fish, the white sands and the multiple hopeful shoots underneath the mangroves, in the cool sea-breeze. I don’t have to remember you my darling. You are my joy and peace, in heaven and on earth. I love you. xxx