Thinking of the Colorado Victims

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While way too early for this acceptance, I hope this for family and friends.

Death Is Nothing At All

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.

All is well.

Henry Scott Holland ~ 1847-1918
Canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral ~ London. UK

- Leigh AAR

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3 Responses to “Thinking of the Colorado Victims”

  1. maggie b. says:

    I’ve spent most of the morning watching the news with tears in my eyes.
    My family have long been movie buffs and we have seen all the Nolan “Batman” movies at their midnight showings. I feel for all the victims families. What a horrific thing to have happen at such a fun event.

  2. LeeB. says:

    Beautiful poem.

  3. Jocelyn says:

    THANK YOU FROM DENVER, COLORADO