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A Friend's Leaving

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Baby Blue
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0 posted 01-12-2000 09:19 PM       View Profile for Baby Blue   Email Baby Blue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Baby Blue

For Those I Love...
For Those Who Love Me...

When I am gone, release me, let me go,
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you have each shown,
But now, it is time I travel alone!

So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It is only for awhile that we must part,
So bless the memoires that lie within your heart.

I won't be far away, for life goes on,
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near,
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone
I'll greet you with a smile and say
"Welcome home".


This poem was said at my best friend's funeral.  I don't know if this was written by him (though it was said he did write this), or if this is always said at funerals.  All I know that this poem touched me in a place that only Aaron could touch.  Please be aware of you close friends around you, for one day they might not be there.

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devina
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1 posted 01-12-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This is a poem to treasure...and all the more true...I'm sure this will be a comfort to all those who have loved and lost someone special, my heart goes out to you as well!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...


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blueyz75
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2 posted 01-12-2000 09:31 PM       View Profile for blueyz75   Email blueyz75   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit blueyz75's Home Page   View IP for blueyz75

I have heard either that one, or one very similiar at other funerals.  I'm not sure if its original or not.  In any case though, very touching and a great reminder!

Kelly


 I love the male body, it's better designed than the male mind.---Andrea Newman

 
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