The Poetry of Tao Writer – Remember To Remember

There is something in the pang of change — More than the heart can bear — Unhappiness remembering happiness.


From The Archives – Originally Published June 29, 2018

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -)

🌹For Kathleen Sherrill – Happy Birthday

Remember To Remember

When all that remains of me are my cremated ashes
don’t store them in an urn upon the mantel.
No love is in that stone — a shrine to a soul now free.
Scatter them somewhere, anywhere, everywhere.
It does not matter,
but don’t save them as a remembrance of me.

Remember me as the soft touch upon your face,
the smile that awakened you each morning,
the hand you held whenever we were
close enough to touch.
Remember most of all the laughter.
It will comfort you during this time we are apart.
Our love is my only tie to this existence,
it lives here still, in my soul’s heart
and in your remembrance of me.

When memories are all that remain —
Remember to remember, Me.

Kathleen Sherrill
🌹Kathleen Sherrill August 30, 1933 – June 29, 2003

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