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DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP

I AM NOT THERE

I DO NOT SLEEP

I AM A THOUSAND WINDS THAT BLOW

I AM THE DIAMOND GLINTS ON SNOW

I AM THE SUNLIGHT ON RIPENED GRAIN

I AM THE GENTLE AUTUMN RAIN

WHEN YOU AWAKE IN THE MORNING'S HUSH

I AM THE SWIFT UPLIFTING RUSH

OF QUIET BIRDS IN CIRCLED FLIGHT

I AM THE SOFT STARS THAT SHINE AT NIGHT

DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY

I AM NOT THERE

I DID NOT DIE

“Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep”, by Mary Elizabeth Frye


WE ARE NOT NOW THAT STRENGTH

WHICH IN OLD DAYS MOVED EARTH AND HEAVEN

THAT WHICH WE ARE, WE ARE

ONE EQUAL TEMPER OF HEROIC HEARTS

MAKE WEAK BY TIME AND FATE

BUT STRONG IN WILL

TO STRIVE, TO SEEK, TO FIND

AND NOT TO YIELD

“Ulysses”, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson


DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

OLD AGE SHOULD BURN AND RAVE AT CLOSE OF DAY

RAGE, RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT

“Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, by Dylan Marlais Thomas


TO MY HUSBAND

I'M SORRY I COULDN'T BE THERE TO HELP YOU SETUP OUR TREE

I HAD A RIDE TO CATCH

AND IT WAS JUST MY TIME TO GO

I KNOW IT ISN'T FAIR

NOT FOR YOU AND NOT FOR ME

BUT REMEMBER ALL THE LITTLE THINGS WE SHARED

ALL OF OUR MEMORIES AND DREAMS

YOU DIDN'T BURY THEM WHEN YOU BURIED ME

AND I TRUST YOU'RE KEEPING ALL OF THEM SAFE

FOR THAT DAY IN ANOTHER UNIVERSE OR PLANE

WHEN I'LL GET TO LAUGH WITH YOU AGAIN

LIVE YOUR LIFE FOR YOU

I ALREADY GOT TO LIVE MINE

AND THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THE JOURNEY

MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE LUCKY

TO BE LOVED

THE WAY YOU STILL LOVE ME

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