Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. It’s important to take a few moments of the day to be still, remember and give thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Leading up to Memorial Day this Monday, I’m sharing my Top 5 Memorable Memorial Day poems. Here is Number 2 by Mary Frye:
Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow;
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain;
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush;
I am in the graceful rush.
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.