As the Indian Legend Goes… Butterfly Wish Memorial Poem Memorial I Am Always With You
If anyone desired a wish to come true they must
Capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it.
Since they make no sound, they can’t tell the wish
to anyone but the Great Spirit.
So by making the wish and releasing the butterfly
It will be taken to the heavens and be granted.
Today this couple has chosen to keep this tradition
By performing this unique form of Indian celebration.
Please come and join them in their wish!
A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam,
And for a brief moment,
it’s glory and beauty belong to our world.
But, then it flies on again.
And although we wish it could have stayed,
We feel blessed to have seen it.
Whisper your secret wish to a Butterfly
and it will carry your desire to Great Spirit to be granted.
Having given this sweet creature to the Universe,
your wishes will be fulfilled in return
They believe the wings must connect at the Heart for the Butterfly to fly and live.
Real life occurs because of the interaction of the wings.
The Life is the Butterfly's Heart.
Life, like the Butterfly's Heart, is kept alive by the two opposing,
mirroring twinlike wings.
On the butterfly wings,
On wings of my own
To you I am gone,
But now I am
As you release this butterfly in honor of me,
know that I'm with you and will always be.
Hold a hand, say a prayer, close your eyes and see me there.
Although you may feel a bit torn apart,
please know that I'll be forever in your heart.
Now fly away butterfly as high as you can go,
I'm right there with you more than you know.
By Jill Haley
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with too many tears,
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess
How much you've given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown,
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust
That it is only for a while that we must part,
So treasure the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I will be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then, when you come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and a "Welcome Home".
I Am Always With You