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I Have Lost Both Parents And My Best Friend

I lost first my dad to cancer, then my mom she gave up when dad passed away
my Very Best friend/soul sister to cancer.
When my mom passed away a friend gave me the following poem,
I read it often and it always brings to mind fond memories of times share with all.
I share it with you,in hopes that it will bring fond and happy memories to you as well


To Those I Love and Those Who Loved Me

When I am gone, release me, let me go,
So I can move into my afterglow.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears,
Let’s be happy that we had so many
beautiful years together.

I gave to you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it’s time I travel on alone.

So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must;
Then let your grief be comforted, with trust.
It’s only for little while that we must part,

I won’t be far away, for life goes on;
So if you need me, call, and I will come.
Though you can’t see me or touch me, I’ll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear
All of my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way, alone
As you must surely do one day,
I’ll greet you with a smile and say,
“Welcome Home”

lilmisty2 lilmisty2 61-65, F Sep 1, 2012

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