Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Goodbye My Gorgeous Elaine XX

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.


  1. Beautiful poem Paul. Chris and I will be thinking of you this afternoon. I am sure your speech will go well and will do Elaine proud. Safe travels back to Spain. Take care. Jennie and Chris nb Tentatrice

  2. Beautiful words Paul. You are a credit to her now, as she was to you xx

  3. Dear Paul,
    We did indeed raise our glasses to her today, the sun came out too at 14:40 in an almost spooky manner. Our very best to you Paul now and in the future,
    Lisa & David
    NB WaL

  4. What wonderful sentiment Paul and so very true. We wish you all the strength you need to carry on. x

  5. Such wonderful thoughts. Such an inspiration to so many of us.

    Thank you.

  6. Simply beautiful words. Take care. Paula x

  7. Wonderful words Paul, so beautifully written.. Elaine is looking on for you to be travelling on.. x

  8. My heartfelt thoughts are with Paul... I may have only known you shortly but I will always remember the wonderful smile Elaine had and the great adventures you both led. She was a beautiful person who shared Pamela's heart and those around her. Your words are so true and and she will always live amongst us through her enduring spirit. xxx