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IF YOU REMEMBER ME
Lyrics published in: REFLECTIONS: POEMS, LYRICS, AND STORIES
Listen to IF YOU REMEMBER ME
Words by Judith Weinshall Liberman
Music by Stephen Feig
Copyright © 2012 by Judith Weinshall Liberman

If you were to recall
I was once given birth,
If you would then remember
I lived on this earth,

I hope you don't dwell
On the way I appeared,
My gray eyes, Grecian nose,
My light hair closely sheared,

My tall stature, long legs,
The way that I moved,
My smile when of others
I warmly approved,

Or the way that I looked
In my elegant clothes,
And my jewels to match,
And my shoes and my hose.

If you ever recall me
Long after I'm gone,
Just think of my spirit
From its earliest dawn.

I hope that you do not
Dwell on those trifles
Like my grades and degrees
And honors and prizes,

Those outwardly symbols
Of status and charm
Which may simple people
Quite simply disarm.

Don't think of my mind
Sharpened by training
In schools by great teachers
Too many for naming.

Remember that I used
My trained mind to serve
All those whom my heart
Warmed to with great verve.

If you ever recall me
Long after I'm gone,
Just think of my spirit
From its earliest dawn.

For the way that I wish
To be thought of by you
Is for my heart that led me
To serve what is true:

Love of family and friends,
Whether here or long gone,
Love of fellow man,
Which made me go on

Creating my artworks
And writing my plays,
Books, poems and lyrics
To the end of my days.

Remember my heart,
Which shepherded me
Through all of life's turmoils
And then set me free.