Anniversary

Cecil Rudolph Kersey

February 22, 1937 – June 4, 2011

He was my father and I love him.

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 star-shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there;

I did not die.

Mary Elizabeth Frye, 1932

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