Remember and Smile

If you come to this place with sadness
Remember my son and smile
Don’t dwell on the void he left behind
But the space he filled when alive

Remember the joy he brought us
And the precious times we shared
Remember his smiles and his giggles
Remember how he never seemed scared

He opened our eyes to cancer
And when we feared that he wasn’t for keeps
He showed us how to stand tall
Would never let us give in or weep

There are still some memories too painful
And reliving them tears at our hearts
But to forget them would be a disservice
They’re the reason why he stands apart

So come to this place and remember
Come to this place with a smile
And take from it the strength to go on
The strength that was Nathan’s style

by Amanda Brooke

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