She is Gone


Photo by Paula Daniëlse


 


 


 


Editor’s note: Anh Lu, who lives in Fountain Valley, Calif., dedicated this poem to her aunt, Mai T. Nguyen, who passed away on Dec. 27, 2011.


 


 


She is Gone


 


You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived


 


You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left


 


your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared


 


You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday


 


You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on


 


You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on….


 


Báo Người Việt hoan nghênh quý vị độc giả đóng góp và trao đổi ý kiến. Chúng tôi xin quý vị theo một số quy tắc sau đây:

Tôn trọng sự thật.
Tôn trọng các quan điểm bất đồng.
Dùng ngôn ngữ lễ độ, tương kính.
Không cổ võ độc tài phản dân chủ.
Không cổ động bạo lực và óc kỳ thị.
Không vi phạm đời tư, không mạ lỵ cá nhân cũng như tập thể.

Tòa soạn sẽ từ chối đăng tải các ý kiến không theo những quy tắc trên.

Xin quý vị dùng chữ Việt có đánh dấu đầy đủ. Những thư viết không dấu có thể bị từ chối vì dễ gây hiểu lầm cho người đọc. Tòa soạn có thể hiệu đính lời văn nhưng không thay đổi ý kiến của độc giả, và sẽ không đăng các bức thư chỉ lập lại ý kiến đã nhiều người viết. Việc đăng tải các bức thư không có nghĩa báo Người Việt đồng ý với tác giả.

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