Becoming engaged to you was one of the happiest moments of my life. Work took me away for a year except for a few weeks, but I thought everything was fine. Now I’m dumbfounded the distance was enough for you to leave me behind. Did you ever love me at all? L.M.
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more, day by day,
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
“Remember” Cistina G. Rossetti