Remember

Grief seems to be taking the forefront now that the flashbacks have calmed down.  This is how things work out with me- when I have a great upset, crisis mode lifts quickly.  Then, things take their turn until the lot of my past has had its say.

I read the poem ‘Remember‘ by Christina Rossetti at my sister’s funeral.  She loved reading and writing poetry, and she was rather good at it.  This poem still comforts me greatly.  Hopefully, it will comfort those of you who have found this blog searching for information about grief and loss, as well:

Remember me when I am gone away,

Gone far away into the silent land;

When you can no more hold me by the hand,

Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay.

Remember me when no more day by day

You tell me of our future that you plann’d:

Only remember me; you understand

It will be late to counsel then or pray.

Yet if you should forget me for a while

And afterwards remember, do not grieve;

For if the darkness and corruption leave

A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,

Better by far you should forget and smile

Than that you should remember and be sad.

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