But Not Forgotten

No one fell asleep eternally
Passed on – they died.
And we who stay to wave them off
Should let them go – with God

Lets keep the names
Lest they look back
And feet forget their going

“Be on your way”
that’s all there is to say

I wanted to shorten a poem I wrote some years ago, and De's 44 word quadrille prompt is just what I need to: Go