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Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear|
Life brings tears, smiles, and memories: the tears dry, the smile fades, but the memories live on forever.
I am like him, so they say,
Who was dead before I came.
Cheeks and mouth and eyes of gray
Have been fashioned much the same.
I am like her, so they say,
Who was dead ere I was born,
And I walk the self-same way
On the paths her feet have worn.
There is that within my face
And the way I hold my head
Which seems strangely to replace
Those who long have joined the dead.
Thus across the distance far
In the body housing me
Both my great-grandparents are
Kept alive in memory.
[Edgar A. Guest 1934}