Friday, July 8, 2016
What the heart gives away is not lost.
It is kept in the hearts of others.
~ Robin St. John
How can I smile so soon after,
What reason have I to cry?
He filled my days with laughter.
Would a saddened face and swollen eyes,
be proper tribute to such a man?
His reply to death was living.
I won't put him to shame by giving up on life.
To withdraw into a world of grief,
what kind of wife would I be?
Like a man about to be born, he died,
with a sigh of relief on his last breath.
He has gone on to a better life,
how do I mourn his death?
Having known such a man,
I should weep?
~ Randy Jaroch
8 July, 2016