You left us..your radiant smile, a pure soul so filled with endless love
You left us..the gift to withhold our judgements, bite our tongues and rise above
You left us..your sight to see beyond, the lesson in life we should heed
You left us..your open heart, that inner strength to succeed.
We are left with…your memory – of a happiness burning bright
We are left with…your will to keep up life’s fight
We are left with…your gift of strength that will carry on
We are left with…the knowledge that you’re never gone.
For this darling Heather, we will not mourn too much or shed that excess tear
For this darling Heather, we know you’re at peace and wash away our fear
For this darling Heather, we know, in your next journey there’s much to do
For this darling Heather, we will be strong and forever next to you…..
By Amanda Hall-Davis
The poem is dedicated to Heather Orr Rankine who passed away peacefully on 7th September 2011. Donations, in lieu, for St. Christopher’s Hospice or Cancer Research UK can be sent c/o Constable & Toop, London SE23 1EA.