The Gift

What can you do for me, you say?
You can bring me a gift, a gift today.

Say my son’s name, say it loud and clear,
Help others to remember that he once was here.

Speak of his antics, his joys, his pains,
Talk as if he were here again.

Remind me of the laughter he brought to you.
Sit down and tell a story or two.

I’ll let you do the talking ’cause it’s ever so rare,
That you would bring him up – some won’t even dare.

What gift could you give, what words can you say,
That would make my heart lighter as I face the day?

The song of his words, the music of his name,
How wonderful it would be just to hear it again!

anonymous

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