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Poem That Speaks To Me

Boo Mayhew

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You can shed tears that he is gone

Or you can smile because he has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back

Or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him

Or it can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember him and only that he’s 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, and go on

Unsure of who the author is, I copied poem from a Eulogy that was sent to my friend at work. I love the message and am striving to be like this. ONE DAY :-)

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What the poem says is so true, but I have yet to figure out how you put it in to practice. I know Tom wants me to go on but I feel like I am free falling in the vast universe. Maybe one of these days I'll figure it out.

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Boo - a very good poem - and how is it I can be feeling both the ying and the yang, the hopeful and yet the despairing - all at the same time?? Sometimes I picture my emotions warring with each other like 2 samurai going at each other! Hugs, Marsha

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