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Early. and Loved

by Cole Miller

Dearest Memo.
155 days shouldn't be considered a lifetime.
But it was yours.
You left this world as you came into it.
Early.
and Loved.
Loved by all who knew you.
You couldn't have picked a better family to be born into.
So many hearts to always love you.
And so many minds to always remember you.
And though I never got to meet you,
or hold you in my arms,
I will forever hold you in my heart.
I'm sorry that your life was a struggle,
but thank you for being an inspiration to all of us.
For reminding us of how much we have to lose.
For reminding us to hug each other a little tighter
and say "i love you" more often.
I'm sorry I can't be there to say goodbye,
but wherever you may be now,
breathe easy and be at peace.
and know your Tia loves you.

12/18/2012

Author's Note: in December I lost a nephew, and though we knew it was inevitable it is still heartbreaking.

Posted on 01/27/2013
Copyright © 2020 Cole Miller

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 01/27/13 at 11:15 PM

It is heartbreaking. I am sorry to hear of this sad news. :(

Posted by Sam Roberts on 03/04/13 at 02:59 PM

I am sorry, that is so terribly sad, this poem is beautiful. Puts things into perspective

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