JOSIE'S POEMS

Reflective/Death Poems

By Josie Whitehead

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DON'T SHED A TEAR

By Josie Whitehead

Don't Shed a Tear

Stand by my coffin but don’t shed a tear
For I live in the hearts of the ones who are dear.
    I’ll continue to live in the words that I wrote
    And those that still over the internet float.

I’m alive in the wind that blows over the plain -
In the sun, the snow and the soft gentle rain.
   I’m there when the leaves in autumn turn gold;
   There also in winter when the weather turns cold.

Yes, think of me too, but please do not weep.
Remember the poppies of eternal sleep;
   The bluebells that bring back new life after old 
   And the *winter white princes alone in the cold.

So stand by my coffin but don’t shed a tear
For I’ve gone to a world where there’s nothing to fear;
    And I’ve travelled the path so well-trodden by others;
    I’m starting a life with new sisters and brothers.

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*  Winter White Princes refers to my poem about snowdrops in which I give them this name.

This poem was one of almost 400 poems published in 2010.  This was in my book 'Josie's Poems - Reflections' published by AMS Educational.