At a beautiful funeral for a very special friend this week, I found the following poem by English Painter and Poet David Harkin in thre program. It seemed especially fitting to read again during the Menmorial Day holiday:
You can shed tears that she is gone
or you an smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the loe you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yestrday
or you can be happy for tojorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you an cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can c;ry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes,
love and get on.