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Forever and A Day

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Forever and A Day

Sweetheart, you've gone to be with God!
Deep down, I know it's best.
Your pain and suffering's ended,
you're in a peaceful rest.

Cigarettes, destroyed your lungs
and caused your tragic end!
For months, you struggled breathing,
which was hard to comprehend.

So many cherished memories,
I have, of me and you!
But, now you're gone and I'm alone,
I don't know what to do!

It's gonna take some time to heal,
at least, that's what they say!
I know it won't be easy,
I'll just have to hope and pray.

I stare across, my lonely bed,
to where you used to lie.
I try to wish you back again,
but, all I do is cry!

So, I have your ashes in an urn,
right beside our bed!
That's where they're gonna stay, Sweetheart,
just like we always said!

Right now, my future's kinda bleak!
I realize, that's true!
To carry on without you,
will be, near impossible to do!

I keep thinking, I'll get over this!
I keep thinking, there's a way!
The only problem is, my love'
it'll be, forever and a day!

Note:  Dedicated to, Una, my loving wife
of 54 years, who passed away on
5/7/13.



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  1. Date: 6/17/2014 11:57:00 AM
    My condolences on your loss. And Thank you for entering my contest with this touching dedication. I can see why it means so much to you... Congratulations on the win... And again, I'm truly sorry for your loss.

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 9:19:00 PM
    Ralph, so sorry for these very tough times.. Keep writing your feelings.. It's healing. We are here for you at the Soup. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 7:21:00 PM
    You are still suffering a very new and tough loss. I am so sorry. It does help to write however. I started writing poetry when I lost my only son, fifteen years ago and I know it helped me to be able to speak of the pain. Time does help in he healing. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 5:56:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing your favorite poem, congrats on the well deserved win, Ralph

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 12:18:00 AM
    Congratulations, Ralph, on a sweet win for a great write!

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 12:14:00 AM
    nice win. Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/14/2014 11:04:00 PM
    Ralph. Congratulations with your own "Favorite Poem, entered in Carol's XOOL contest... Yeah, we all Win... What a sweet Deal... XOX~ LINDA

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 12:22:00 AM
    Enjoyed the write and congratulations on the win, Ralph

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 11:30:00 PM
    Ralph, Congratulations:):):) If you'd like take a trip to my blog ----> ON THE ROCKS------ http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=18527&PoetID=18720 <---- enjoy if you'd like... Love Always & Forever <3 LINDA <3

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 12:39:00 AM
    You have pulled material for this write from deep within your heart and I can feel your grieving in each line that you wrote. This a lovely tribute to the one you love and lost. So nicely done. May the best be with you.

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 12:58:00 AM
    A very wonderful, touching, lovely and heartfelt tribute to your loving wife my dear friend Ralph. I'm sorry to hear about her. Thank you so much for sharing this outstanding poem of yours. Big hugs to u. By the way 've also realized that this is a great winning piece of you based from the comments below. Sorry for the late expression but MY BIGGEST HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS MY DEAR FRIEND! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 12:12:00 AM
    Congrats....a good work you have made

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 1:55:00 PM
    So emotional and touching...good write. Thanks 4 stopping by on my page...

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:36:00 AM
    Ralph,, enjoyed your winning poem. Hugs*SKAT

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 6:04:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 5:32:00 PM
    This is a very beautiful and heartfelt tribute to your wife...The flow of the words was really nicely done. Great work Ralph!...I know you will see her again, someday!...Congratulations on your win, as well!...Thank you for the kind comments on my poem!

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:40:00 PM
    It's obvious you still loved your wife deeply after all those years. Carry on writing, my friend. It's a good way to purge. A special hug to you, Ralph. I'll spare you a warm thought. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 9:42:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing this moving tribute to your wife, i can feel the pain& longing with each word...big congrats on the win! ^_^ Y.L.N

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 1:21:00 PM
    This truly touches my heart for the deep pain of such a loss. The tender poem is so honest with feeling......how can anyone not feel your heart? God Bless.....

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 6:18:00 AM
    my humble thanks or sharing this tribute to your loving late wife. . Congrats on your win.Morgan

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