She is Gone ~ Poem by David Harkins

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
 
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
 
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
 
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
 
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
 
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on. 

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Dedicated to three lovely ladies in my life:
 
Carol Elizabeth Williams Lakey  March 4, 1947 – March 20, 1987 – My Mom
Ruby Irene Porter Williams  March 24, 1928 – May 13, 2010 – My Grandma
Bernice Ann Watmough Parker  March 27, 1929 – March 21, 2012 – My Mom-in-Love

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poem written 1981
David Harkins 1959 – 
Silloth, Cumbria, UK 
 
*  Originally posted on my other blog on May 10, 2012.

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