A Poem For Sylvia.

 This is a Poem dedicated to my sister Sylvia

 And for all those who have lost a loved one.



        by  David  Harkins

You can shed tears that she has gone,

Or you can smile because she lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,

Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,

Or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on to tomorrow and live yesterday,

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember only that she has gone,

Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,

Be empty and turn your back.

Or you can do what she’d want:

Smile,open your eyes,love and go on.


5 responses to “A Poem For Sylvia.

  1. jean nevitt

    December 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    That is such a lovely poem, it caused me to shed a tear or two….Sylv and Al will live on in our hearts always.x


  2. Margaret Challoner

    January 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Thankyou for sharing this very touching poem Rita. I am blessed to have had Sylv as my friend for over 25 years and will always cherish her memory and smile when I think of her. She was so gentle and kind and I cannot remember ever hearing her raise her voice or lose her temper. She could always be relied upon to give honest opinions and had a lovely sense of humour.. Her bravery, calmness and dignity throughout her dreadful and prolonged illness were inspirational and although I will miss her, I am happy that she is now free from suffering and that her final wish has been granted. Rest in peace dear Sylv x


    • ritaroberts

      January 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      Margaret,thankyou so much for that lovely tribute to my sister.


  3. Margaret Allen

    February 22, 2012 at 9:00 am

    What a really beautiful poem ,Rita, I never had the privilage of knowing Sylvia, but just know she must have been a very special lady, who was much loved and will be sorely missed. Remember, Rita through the, lovely memories you have she will always be there .x


  4. nutsfortreasure

    January 1, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Happy New Year



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