— Deborah LeFalle
Rejoice with me while I am still alive
Let there be merriment beyond the end
Announce to friend and foe that I do thrive
Delighting in the good that bright days send
And as you read my written words do this
Of me think dearly as I think of you
Let fleeting thoughts of me bring you sheer bliss
And celebrate our bond we know is true.
Recite this verse as oft you open doors
Fain come and dance and sing with me a while
Call out my name and I will echo yours
Then show me love through your enchanting smile
Invite the world inside your caring heart
So they can too rejoice ‘fore I depart.