Poem, “Give My Love Away”
Loosely based on a Hebrew prayer, after attending service at a synagogue after 17 years.
Give My Love Away
To my dearest love,
Do not hold my love tightly when I have gone
Give it to the frail elderly and to children
Share it with others who are in need
Do not keep it tightly bound in your arms
But let it shine forth from your heart and in your eyes
Open your arms and give it away freely
In this way, my love lives on
In this way, you honor my living
And celebrate my life.
Instead of merely mourning my death
Embrace others firmly and give my love away
Life After Emilee, on the loss of my wife to pancreatic cancer. I’m not accepting comments right now but please feel free to get in touch via my Contact page.