For those who have lost someone

Discussion in 'Family, Friends and Relationships' started by trevorlawrence, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. trevorlawrence

    trevorlawrence New Member

    I lost my mother almost 2 years ago. I was reading old emails from a few close friends regarding my loss and I came across this poem that was sent by one of them.

    I would like to share it with those who have lost their parent(s), grandparent(s), sibling(s) or even friend(s) :


    She Is Just Away

    You cannot say, you must not say
    That she is dead. She is just away!
    With a cheery smile
    and a wave of the hand
    She has wandered into
    an unknown land
    And left us dreaming how very fair
    it needs must be, since she lingers there;
    So think of her faring on, as dear
    In the love of There
    as in the love of Here,
    Think of her still as the same, and say
    She is not dead she is just away.

    or

    He Is Just Away

    You cannot say, you must not say
    That he is dead. He is just away!
    With a cheery smile
    and a wave of the hand
    He has wandered into
    an unknown land
    And left us dreaming how very fair
    it needs must be, since he lingers there;
    So think of him faring on, as dear
    In the love of There
    as in the love of Here,
    Think of him still as the same, and say
    He is not dead he is just away.


    Also, for those who would like to share stories on their loss or just rant about how much you miss them - please feel free to do so. I know it helps me a lot by talking about my late mother.

    For those who have not experienced it, you can join in by telling us lovely things about your parents, grandparents or siblings. Anything.
     
  2. corang

    corang Well-Known Member

    That poem is just wow its amazing! It kind of reminds me of my grandfather ... november last year cancer took him away. We all knew it came back months before but he only had tests done about 2 weeks before he passed. He was ready to go ... hed even said that and he meant it, that makes it easier for me knowing he was. It hurt yeah but alot of pain is eased knowing that.

    He lived a VERY amazing life. 11 kids 20 years in the military so many stories of jobs people he met things he did. RIP
     
  3. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    My bro oh god um he was all alone no one cared i should of been there the pain will never go there are no words to take the pain away it should have never happened never. i will never forgive myself for not being there for him never