MY LAST WORDS OF LOVE AS A MOTHER
by Joan Stafford
This poem was written by our mother 15 years ago after our father passed away. She wrote 3 copies for me and my siblings, put them in envelopes and the first we knew of them was last month when she passed away. We felt it was too good to keep to ourselves and we decided to share it with your site.
Don't cry for me my children,
Be happy, don't be sad.
I'm going on a journey,
I'm going to meet your dad.
Don't grieve for me my children,
Be strong and do not weep,
Think of all the good times,
The memories you can keep.
Sometimes words can say so little,
When the heart is overflowing,
And often those we love the most,
Just have no way of knowing.
The many things the heart conceals,
And never can impart,
For words seem so inadequate
To express what's in the heart.
We've loved you all so dearly,
Now it's time for me to say,
How proud we were of all of you,
Each and every day.
Always love and look after each other,
And live your lives in the best possible way,
For we will be watching over you,
Keeping you out of harms way.
My life with you is over now,
It's time for us to part,
But remember, we will always be,
Forever in your hearts.
So, don't cry for me my children,
Now that I have gone,
I've gone to meet my soulmate,
Now we can be as one.