I’m Alive


Brother Death Poem

Based on this poem written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

I’m Alive

© Mande
Do not stand beside my grave and cry
Because I am not there
I am still aliveI’m the sunlight sparkling on the grains of wheat
I’m the cool ocean breeze in the summer’s dense heat

I’m as free as the wind that makes the leaves quiver
And as alive as the water that rushes down the river

So do not miss me
Because I was never gone
I’m with you like the stars
That shine until dawn

So please
Do not stand beside my grave and cry
Because I am not there
I have not died

I wrote this poem to remind myself that no matter what we will always be connected to our loved ones. Wheather it’d be friends or family a bond can never be broken no matter what the distance looks like. I’ve dedicated it to my big brother and his free spirit whom I know is with me where ever I go.


About gypsimoone

I am a writer, mother, daughter, sister, and among many other things a friend! I have lived through the deaths of my mother and brother along with many other friends and loved ones and hope that my experiences and lessons learned can help others as many helped me. Thru this blog I will tell my story and allow others into my once highly guarded universe so that they can hopefully gain strength to carry on and share their own stories so they in turn can enlighten others and pay it forward...just a tiny bit of kindness can go a very long way!

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