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When I Must Leave You Poem

By Helen Steiner Rice

For all who have lost loved ones along lifes way. This is one of my favourite poems by Helen.

When I Must Leave You Poem Lyrics

When I must leave you
For a little while;
Please do not grieve
And shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you
Through the years,

But start out bravely
With a gallant smile;
And for my sake
And for my name
Live on and do
all things the same,

Feed not your loneliness
On empty days,
But fill each waking hour
In useful ways,

Reach out your hand
In comfort and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort you
And hold you near;

And never, never
Be afraid to die
For I am waiting for you in the sky!

Poem TitleWhen I Must Leave You Poem
Poem Writer / AuthorHelen Steiner Rice
PublisherChelsea House Publishers
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