How do we say goodbye?
How do we stop asking why?
We do this by simply saying it.
By listening to our hearts,
Knowing what he would say.
He is free of pain now,
He can climb mountains.
He can laugh, he can cry,
He can see all of our pain.
He is whole again.
He is trying to tell us not to cry,
Not to feel bad because he is well again.
He can run through the meadows,
He can wade through the streams,
He can listen to our hearts
And knows we sorely miss him.
He can touch the feathers of an eagle,
He can soar with them and see forever!
He can do so much denied him before.
He can taste for the first time ever
The sweetness of water, the nectar of life.
When he awoke, he saw sunshine,
He felt its warmth and it was good.
He found dazzling flowers,
And he breathed their sweet fragrance.
He awoke to a sun sparkling on the brook off to his side.
His skin glowed with health and he felt good, complete,
One circle is broken and another began.
But he hears our tears and they sadden him.
He wants us to know he doesn’t need our tears,
He is strong and can still fight for what is right!
He is still our Mike and he will be with us always.
So think of him in happier times,
Think of him with stories galore.
Don’t think of him with tears of sadness,
Think of him with tears of joy.
He will walk with all of us forever….
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