Registered: November 11, 2004 Location: Llamaville, OH Posts: 62726
Sat, Apr 08, 2006 @ 5:40 AM
might be hard to read.... here is the poem....
Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I, and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
that we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name,
speak to me in the way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air or solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed,
at little jokes we both enjoyed together.
Let my name be ever the household word
that is always was,
let it be spoken without effect,
Without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;
there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you,
for an interval
somewhere very near,
just around the corner.
All is well.