Chapter 2: How can I keep the person who died in my life?

Life prayers

When I die if you need to weep

Cry for your brother or sister

walking the street beside you

And when you need me, put your arms around anyone

And give them what you need to give me.

I want to leave you something

Something better than words or sounds.

Look for me in the people I've known or loved

And if you cannot give me away

At least let me live in your eyes and not your mind.

You can love me most by letting hands touch hands

By letting bodies touch bodies

And letting go of children that need to be free.

Love doesn't die, people do

So when all that's left of me is love

Give it away.

Anonymous, Roberts, E. and Amidon, E. (1996) Life Prayers