He is Gone

by David Harkins

You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived;
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left;
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday;
You can remember him and only that he’s gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on;
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn
Your back, or you can do what he’d want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.