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.
~ David Harkins, British Painter and Poet
In Memory of Dewey from The Hidden Side of a Leaf who touched many lives, including my own. She was an inspiration and continues to be even now. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
Dewey will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.ReplyDelete
Thank you for that, Wendy - I am feeling a bit at a loss tonight...I'm reading all the blog tributes to Dewey and trying to wipe away the tears and remember the joy she brought to the community. She has touched many lives.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful tribute, LF. Truly fitting. She will be missed.ReplyDelete
Beautiful tribute Wendy! I am still in shock. I have been spending the evening visiting all the blog tributes. I'm so teary eyed. Dewey will be greatly missed!ReplyDelete
Beautiful tribute, Wendy. I spent all day reading tributes, yesterday, and just trying to get it to sink in. She will be missed.ReplyDelete
What a nice tribute to a very special lady. My heart goes out to her family.ReplyDelete
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Beautiful tribute Wendy... My thoughts and prayers are with her family...ReplyDelete
A beautiful poem, Wendy. It's still so hard to believe! She'll be truly missed!ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it. I am so sad at the news of her passing.ReplyDelete
Wonderful tribute to Dewey. I miss her...I was so shocked.ReplyDelete
Beautiful tribute, she will be missed but never forgotten.ReplyDelete
She touched so many lives. She was loved by so many people. It goes to show how wonderful she was.ReplyDelete
This is lovely Wendy. Good thoughts going out to her family, friends and all of us in blogland who miss her.ReplyDelete