Joyce Grenfell

(1910 - 1979 / London)

You'Ve Just Walked On Ahead Of Me - Poem by Joyce Grenfell

And I've got to understand
You must release the ones you love
And let go of their hand.
I try and cope the best I can
But I'm missing you so much
If I could only see you
And once more feel your touch.
Yes, you've just walked on ahead of me
Don't worry I'll be fine
But now and then I swear I feel
Your hand slip into mine.

If I should die before the rest of you
Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone
Nor, when I'm gone, speak in a Sunday voice,
But be the usual selves that I have known.
Weep if you must
Parting is hell.
But life goes on.
So sing as well.

Topic(s) of this poem: funeral


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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 9, 2015


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