Say Not, They Die, Those Splendid Souls
(Sympathy Poems – Funeral Poems)
Say not, they die, those splendid souls
Whose life is winged with purpose fine ,,
Who leave us, pointed to the goals
Who learn to conquer and resign.
Such cannot die; they vanquish time
And fill the world with glowing light ,
Making the human life sublime
With memories of their secret might.
They cannot die whose lives are part
Of the great life that is to be ,,
Whose hearts beat with the world’s great heart
And throb with its high intensity.
Those souls are great, who, dying, gave
A gift of greater life to man ,,
Death stands abashed before the brave
They own a life death cannot ban.