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Remembering Lauren: My Sister

In Loving Memory of My Sister, Lauren

Kimberly Neale-May
October 13, 2000

Bodies return to whence they came,
days on end pass by,
but the soul that lived within you,
can never, ever die.

Though you are not before my eyes,
when I shut them and dream for a while,
once again I'm blessed with the memory
of your loving but cheeky smile.

I miss you more than I can tell,
it hurts to hear your name.
It feels that since your gap can't be filled
life will never be the same.

Yet I know in my confused mind
and I know in my broken heart
that because we love each other so much
even death cannot keep us apart.

Now that you've been taken from me
and placed in God's loving care,
sometimes I can't help feeling selfish
and thinking that life's unfair.

I'm so proud of my sister
who did whilst others just thought.
She did by 14 what some never do
despite her life being cut short.

I tell myself you're in God's care
but it doesn't numb the pain.
My only consolation is
that soon we'll meet again.

I have but one wish for you:
please don't worry for how we'll cope.
Always stay happy since you live with us still
and always hold onto hope.

This is by no means a final good-bye
but a chance to say I'll love you forever.
There is no need to say farewell
since for eternity we'll be together.

Please stay close to your big sister
since I feel lost without you now,
but because you love me so very much
you'll share your strength with me somehow.

So till we meet again, Lolly,
take all the love I have inside
I know that I can carry on
with you forever by my side.

I love you with every second God gives,
love you more than words can say.
So take care
'til we're reunited again one day.

I love you so much Lauren. Take care, from your big sister.
- Kym