A New View


Each year the list

of the dead lengthens.

Write down every name

you remember.


Good influences, those 

you wished gone, don't

forget pets, yours

and theirs.


In the section

for friends, add on

the beloved famous,

the names you heard

and began to mourn.


A day for remembering

with a twinge of thanks

for all the smiles 

and all the laughter.





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we remember them all

we remember them all

ron parrish

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We shall. ~S~



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They stay alive in your

They stay alive in your heart--I'm just worried that my heart may eventually burst.

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As we age

The list gets ridiculously long. They give us a big part of who we are. ~S~