Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
A man's country is not a certain area of land,
of mountains, rivers, and woods,
but it is a principle
and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.
- George William Curtis
Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei
Further Reading: Words of Comfort on the Death of a Loved One
Coping with Heartbreak
Going Home to God
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