One day I will be gone.
That is not a day I fear,
nor one I want others to feel sorrow or regret.
If, on that day, you think of me, do not regard the how or why;
but note, if you will, the when
Remember, if you can, any smiles and laughter,
not frowns and sadness
Mark any things done passing well;
not the failures
Those were my burden, one I no longer bear
Do not pick up any part of that; let it die with me.
Knowing you, in some measure,
you will have been a part of my life, and I am grateful for that.
Loving you, know that you made my life all the better to live,
and I love you the more for it, for all eternity
Go forward, then, positively;
live your own life as well as you can
Be happy and try to share that with others.