From Linda Menzer on 07-08-06
Give What's Left of Me Away
Now that I am gone,
Remember me with a smile and laughter.
And if you need to cry, cry with your brothers and sisters,
who walk in grief beside you.
And when you need me, put your arms around anyone
and give to them what you need to give to me.
I want to leave you something,
something better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I've known, loved,
or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your eyes as well as your mind.
You can love me most by letting love live within the circle of your arms,
embracing the frightened ones.
Love doesn't die, people's bodies do.
So when all that's left of me is love,
give me away as best you can.
I'll see you at home, where I'll be waiting.