To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, let me go…
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears;
be happy we had so many years.
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 traveled on alone.
To grieve a while for me if grieve you must;
then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part,
so bless the memories within your heart.
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,
I’ll greet you with a smile and say,
God saw that she was getting tired,
And a recovery was not to be.
So he put His arms around her
And whispered, “Come home with me.”
With tearful eyes, we watched her suffer
And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating:
A determined spirit is at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.
“My only sketch, profile of Heaven is
a large blue sky, and larger than the
biggest I have seen in June – and in it
are my friends – every one of them.”
Author – Emily Dickinson