Do Not Cry by Jenny McPhillips

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Do not cry for me, my dearÖ

My last wish is for you to
carry me with the breezes
when they swirl delicately
beneath the storms youíll
gather amidst your spirit.

As rain pelts harshly against your heart,
let the soothing trickle calm your soul.
When you feel like youíre drowning,
lay down quietly and savour
the tranquillity of memories,
allow them to cleanse your pain.

Iíll speak to you through natureís gifts
and Iíll never be far from your door.
When colourless clouds surround your mind,
Iíll paint them brightly with tones of love.
Iíll ask the birds who sing so sweetly
if I can borrow their voice
to remind you I havenít gone far.

Every leaf or feather you see floating
is me, asking you not to cry.
Each pebble you see washed upon the shore
is your reminder that I didnít die.
The rippling waters are my giggles
and the wave-tops are me saying hello.
Never forget how much I love youÖ

Iíll be here Ďtill you ask me to go.