To Those I Love

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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


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