Don’t Tell Me
(Sympathy Funeral Poems)
Please don’t tell me you know how I feel
Unless you have lost your child too ..
Please don’t tell me my broken will heal
Because that is just not true.
Please don’t tell me my son is in a better place
Though it is true, I want him here with me ..
Don’t tell me someday I’ll hear his voice, see his face
Beyond today I cannot see.
Don’t tell me it is time to move on
Because I cannot ..
Don’t tell me to face the fact he is gone
Because denial is something I can’t stop.
Don’t tell me to be thankful for the time I had
Because I wanted more ..
Don’t tell me when I am my old self you will be glad
I’ll never be as I was before.
What you can tell me is you will be here for me
That you will listen when I talk of my child ..
You can share with me my precious memories
You can even cry with me for a while.
And please don’t hesitate to say his name
Because it is something I long to hear ..
Friend please realize that I can never be the same
But if you stand by me, your friendship will be my treasure.