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Gone, but not Forgotten

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Gone, but not Forgotten

You'll never be forgotten, though you're no longer here.
It seems like only yesterday, but it's been over forty years!

Other children have been taken, yes, of course, we know!
But, to us, you are a treasure and we still love you so!

You were only with us, two plus years, they say that time will heal.
But, although it's been a long, long time, the pain is still so real!

God knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain!
So He decided to releave you, from the Tumor in your brain!

He took you up to Heaven, son, to give eternal rest!
He placed you in His garden, where He only keeps the best!

I'm wishing I could take a peek, in that garden, in some way,
to see just how you're doing, and make sure that you're O.K.

It broke our hearts the day you left, when the Good Lord called you home.
Bobby, part of us went with you, you did not go alone!

No, you'll never be forgotton son, what more is there to say!
You're always in our thoughts and prayers, we miss you more each day.

Copyright © RALPH TAYLOR

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  1. Date: 7/29/2012 7:13:00 PM
    Ralph, I am so glad you were one of the winners of this contest "Forgotten". Your poem rings so poignant in my heart. I'm sorry you had this have paid such a loving tribute to your son God Bless...Anne

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 11:57:00 PM
    Yes, this is a well deserved win indeed, Ralph. You chose the perfect topic for this contest and gave us a very feeling poem.

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 10:19:00 PM
    ralphcongratulations in Susan's, "forgotten" contest.. have your self a good night. ;-) always~PD

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 11:09:00 PM
    Ralph, congrats on your well-deserved have brought tears to my eyes with this beautiful tribute to your boy who resides with our Heavenly Father. I know one sweet day you will be reunited with him. Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 8:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win, Ralph...this really hit home because I can identify so well...we lost our son 11 yrs ago after he had just turned 21...congratulations again - Tim

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 5:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Susan's "Forgotten" contest Ralph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 8:06:00 PM
    congrats Ralph on a great first place win for this awesome entry luv... wonderful words to reflect upon ..

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 7:58:00 PM
    congrats on your win Ralph..a very sad poem indeed..

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 1:34:00 PM
    This sent a shiver down my arms, beautiful and sad emotions, congrats on your win, he is probably smiling from heaven, hugs vie

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 12:11:00 PM
    Ralph just a quick congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 9:28:00 AM
    A very painful read here,Ralph.Congrats on your win...Geez! I can't even type now...

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 8:20:00 AM
    A constant gift...memory! Light & Love Congrad's on your win.

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 8:03:00 AM
    Very sad yet loving. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 7:29:00 AM
    Congrats on your win with this sweet poem..nothing sadder than losing a child. BG

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 7:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on a wonderful poem.

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 6:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your #1 win in my contest! Truly a heartbreaking piece - I especially love the "garden" :)

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 8:26:00 PM
    Dear Ralph, May the peace of Christ be with you and your family. This is hard to read without shedding tears but we live with hope for tomorrow when we will be reunited with our loved ones. God bless you all. Love, Annalise