Poem: On Losing Someone

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When you lose someone dear to you…

You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smileĀ because he has lived on.

You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him, or you can be full of the love you’ve shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live on yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow, because of yesterday.

You can remember him, only when he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, or you can do what he’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

–David Harkins šŸ™‚