WaltC Posted September 11, 2005 Report Share Posted September 11, 2005 This poem was read today at a Palliative Care Unit Memorial Service for all their former patients who died in the past year. My dear wife Jeannie was one of those who received their loving care for 99 days earlier this year.I want to share this poem with you with the hope that it may provide some comfort, as it did for me. MEMORIESMemories are like picturesThat are captured by the heartSo that when we’re not togetherWe’re really never far apartWe can look within our albumAnd see snapshots, oh so clearThat draw us to the peopleWE have held so very dearThese pictures last forever;They can’t be stolen or destroyedThey’re unique to each and every oneAnd they help us fill the voidThat’s left so deep within usWhen someone for whom we careIs taken from our human graspAnd the burden’s ours to bearBut memories also give us strengthTo carry on each dayAs if we’re given comfortBy the one who’s gone awayJust when the clouds seem darkestA memory comes to mindAnd it’s like a ray of sunlightWe thought we’d never findIt can bring a smile to our faceAnd wink away a tearAs if to say “It’ll be alrightThere’s no need for you to fear”We can’t bring back the days gone byA new stage of life has dawned,But we can embrace the love we’ve feltThen reach out and pass it on.Author: Muriel DeLong Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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