In Memory of You
I find an old photograph and see your smile.
As I feel your presence anew, I am filled with warmth
and my heart remembers love.
I read an old card sent many years ago during a time of turmoil and confusion.
The soothing words written then still caress my spirit
and bring me peace.
I remember who you used to be the laughter we shared
and wonder what you have become.
Where are you now, where did you go, when the body is
left behind and the spirit is released to fly?
Perhaps you are the morning bird singing joyfully at
sunrise, or the butterfly that dances so carelessly on the breeze or the rainbow of colors that brightens a stormy sky or the fingers of afternoon mist delicately reaching over the mountains or the final few rays of the setting sun lighting up the skies edging the clouds with a magical glow.
I miss your being but I feel your presence,
In whatever form you choose to take, however you now
choose to be.
Your spirit has become for me a guardian angel on high
guiding, advising, and watching over me.
I remember you. You are with me and I am not afraid.