To Those I Love

If I should ever leave you whom I love,

To go along the Silent Way grieve not,

Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk
Of me as if I were beside you there.

(I'd come - I'd come, could I but find a way!
But would not tears and grief be barriers?)

And when you hear a song or see a bird I loved,

Please do not let the thought of me be sad
For I am loving you just as I always have.

You were so good to me!

There are so many things I wanted still to do

So many things to say to you.

Remember that I did not fear
It was just leaving you that was so hard to face

We cannot see Beyond but this I know:
I loved you so - 'twas heaven here with you!