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Born: March 24, 1980 - Reverse

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Born: March 24, 1980 - Reverse

why don't they call
they usually call
today is his birthday
have they forgotten
they had a brother
was it so long ago
don't they care anymore
have they left us behind
has it come down to this
am I just getting old

***Edited version of a previous post
For Craig’s contest

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 10:12:00 PM
    gosh, this must be on a winners list I failed to see yet. Good thing I am seeing your poem now. I really like it and I'm glad it made the winners' list. congratulations. GET some more poems up!!

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 10:12:00 PM
    My mom missed it by one day. She is March 23.

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 6:03:00 PM
    wow that hurts I know, birthdays have always been a sore spot for me too [one's coming up grrrrrrrr] Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 11:41:00 PM
    ohh, how poignant, tim... your lines move me so; what a darn great piece.... congrats with huggs!..:)

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 11:12:00 AM
    Congrats on your win..Great work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 10:14:00 PM
    "I see you've won a contest with this one. Congratulations, my friend. Sad one, Tim. I know whose birthday you're referring to. Huggasmoochies. Licia :)

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Good morning Tim, i'm now seeing the reverse contest... I love it... now i see the meaning of the contest... I have many of these poems.. cheers... and hugs... always your fan Linda

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 7:31:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading again, congrats on win.

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Ive had occasion to feel this Great poem. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 6:26:00 PM
    congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 6:23:00 PM
    Congrats to you on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Oh...very nice......congratulations on your nice win Tim....we are never too old to enjoy birthdays!

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 3:42:00 PM
    It can hurt to be forgotten, no matter how old we are, no matter how it's read........up or down! A tender hearted poem, Tim !!

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 3:29:00 PM
    Congratulations, Tim, on your win in Craig's contest. Sometimes it's simply the date that gets away from us, not the memories. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 1:49:00 PM
    Nicely done Tim, congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 1:24:00 PM
    My man Tim---great entry and a perfect message!

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 8:00:00 PM
    Sure can relate to this one Tim! Excellent entry into the contest! Cheers, Jack

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 7:13:00 AM
    Keep writing, you will remain forever young.

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 8:53:00 AM
    clever Tim oh so clever...

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 6:47:00 AM
    Yes i do believe i remember this heartfelt beauty..and it sounds just as painful in reverse Tim.