Don’t Weep for Me
Dad had me looking for a specific poem several weeks ago. Something he’d seen or read before that he wanted to share with his brother and sister. I found this one instead and he liked it so I made a copy. It brings me a little comfort reading it and today was a little better. I still have trouble being alone or sitting too long where I tend to think too much, but all I can do is take this one day at a time.
I’m sharing the poem with you, in hopes that it might bring someone else comfort in a time of need. I will share the actual poem dad was looking for tomorrow.
Don’t Weep For Me
If ever you should get the word;
That I went unexpectedly.
Please don’t waste your precious time;
Crying needless tears for me.
If I was to leave tomorrow;
For a far much better place.
Please know that I would see you;
And would look upon your face.
No matter where, or when I go;
I will always be with you.
Right there, always at your side;
Helping to see you through.
And know that we will meet again;
In a far off, better land.
Where we will hug each other again;
And walk together, hand in hand.
I will always treasure what we had;
And you’re forever in my heart.
And remember the precious life we shared;
For you played a most important part.
So, don’t shed any tears for me;
Be happy that I have gone.
For I’ll be with my loved ones then;
And will never again, be alone.
Spend your precious time on earth;
Helping those that are now left here.
And making other friends to love;
Remembering, I will always be near.
Weep not for those that have gone on;
For they are now at peace.
They took that final walk towards home;
And all their pain and trials have ceased.
© Betty Hawkins 2003