or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and wish that he would come back,
or you can open you eyes and see all he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you cannot see him,
or it can be full of the love that you shared.
You can remember only that he is gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry, close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.
- by David Harkins (shared by Brielle Killip)