Do Not Weep That I Have Gone


Mother or Father

Do not weep that I have gone, But rejoice that I have been.
For I have known life, To its fullest measure.
I have felt pain and I have known pleasure.
Tears I have cried, in grief and in laughter.

I have known love and all that comes after.
I have tasted the salt and bitterness in tears.
I've walked in the rain when the day is done,
Felt soft summer breeze, the warmth of the sun.

I've sat by the sea and heard waves pound
Of the hand that is friendship
And its richness abound.

Yes I have known life and I will learn death,
So weep not for me that I have gone
But rejoice that I have been

And that I have known you.