The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #41230   Message #603201
Posted By: Bugsy
04-Dec-01 - 01:44 AM
Thread Name: Just lost a good friend
Subject: RE: Just lost a good friend
Your poem brought this passage to mind. It helped me when I lost my Father and later my Grandson. I hope it can help you in your time of grief

"Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was,
let it be spoken without effect,
without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;
there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you,
for an interval, somewhere very near,
just round the corner.
All is well."