In Memory Poem

I dedicate this song to my parents who died three years ago and within 10 months of each other. I miss them very much. If I had a chance to relive my years with them again, I would have thought of their needs more and made time to visit them more often than I did.

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I lost my parents at age 11. Mom on Christmas Day, 1972, dad April 24, 1973. It's been hard, even with older brother who raged out over it and got into drugs. He abused me. I finally had to...

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To My Parents

© Maria Strouza Vasiliou

Published on May 2008

To My Parents

A day does not go by without thinking of you.
I think of the past and I feel happy and sad.
You both worked hard to take care of us.
My three brothers and I had fun growing up.

I grew up, fell in love and got married.
I was busy with my everyday routine.
Taking care of the house, my husband and son.
The years started to go by so fast.

Before I knew it you were both very old.
I wished I had spent more time with you.
You gave all your time, love and care to us.
But I was too busy to even visit you two.

Now that both of you are dead and buried,
I visit your grave and think of the past.
What I would not give to see you again.
I wish I could go back to the past.

I would spend every day with you two.
I would give you my time and my care.
To make sure that you were happy and well.
Just like you did with my brothers and me.

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  • by Joe Phillips
  • 4 weeks ago

I lost my parents at age 11. Mom on Christmas Day, 1972, dad April 24, 1973. It's been hard, even with older brother who raged out over it and got into drugs. He abused me. I finally had to disconnect with him. Today it still haunts me and I do not know how to put it behind me. But thank you for your site, it is helpful.

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