Be not broken for the loss of a friend,
Be strengthened by their touch on your heart,
Let go of the loss of them from your life,
And hold on to the moments that honour their art.

Smile at their memory and laugh at their ghosts,
Let them endure in the life force of you,
The loss of a friend or lover or kin,
Is honoured by the walking of their shoe.

Take the moments they stood strong,
The ones where you falter and fall
And integrate their strength into your own divine,
Let their life force be in you, immortal.

© Rowan Ramsay 2021