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!

 

By Islo Paschal Richardson