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Burning Memory

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Burning Memory

I remember all of the places,
where we use to be!
But, things are really different now,
because, there's only me!

Together, we had endless fun.
We were suited to a "T".
I cheered you up, when you were sad,
you did the same for me!

We knew each other inside out,
our hopes, desires, and dreams!
When one was hurt, the other felt,
at least, that's how it seems!

We really were inseparable,
sorta, joined "at the hips".
We often knew, what the other might say,
before the words crossed, our lips!

These memories are so painful,
which is really no surprise.
Over fifty-four years together,
it puts teardrops in my eyes!

Death leaves an aching heart.
An ache, that will not heal!
Love leaves a burning memory, 
and that - no one can steal!

Though I'm left with only this memory,
my love, no one can measure!
Because, rest assured, that memory,
is, by far, my greatest treasure!

Rest in peace, Sweetheart!

Ralph Taylor
The Poet III - Poetry Contest




















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  1. Date: 10/1/2014 4:36:00 PM
    Such a beautiful loving poem Ralph. I rate this a 7 for a poem full of such love and sincerity.

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 10:46:00 AM
    This poem flows like sheer fabric in the wind. Congratulations on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 9:52:00 AM
    Touchy and heartfelt write, congrats on the win, Ralph

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 9:00:00 AM
    Very emotional write. we are all left with memories Ralph and these no one can take away from us - many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xxx

  1. Date: 6/17/2014 2:42:00 AM
    Nice win Ralph....Love ~SKAT

  1. Date: 6/17/2014 2:09:00 AM
    Ralph.... Congratulations:) Thank you for supporting one of my latest contest... Stop by and enjoy my newest poem "Mr President" OR my fresh blog "NOT ENOUGH" if you want or have time. :):):) Hugs & Love ~~ LINDA ~~