“To Those I Love”

A dear friend and cousin sent me this poem by Isla Paschal Richardson. It came in a sympathy card which I received after attending Mom’s funeral (which, by the way, was everything and more that she could have asked for!). I absolutely love it, and wanted to share it with you.

“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 love, 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!”


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