Portia Lane

Rookie - 43 Points (California)

I Will Remember - Poem by Portia Lane

When the heater is broken and the weather man predicts rain
I will remember the warmth of your love and allow it to sooth my pain
When the power is out and there is no candle to be found
I will remember the brightness of your smile and light will abound

When I can't reach the good plates you sat on the top shelf
I will remember your long legs and lanky arms and grab the plate myself
When I call out your name, forgetting you're no longer here
I will remember the gentle tone of your voice when you'd answer, "yes Dear? "

When the two bunches of bananas I bought begin to rot
I will remember you putting them in your spaghetti and laugh at that thought
When I realize I haven't had to put the toilet seat down in a while
I will remember over 30 years worth of you apologizing and without a doubt smile

When I remember the life we lived together
I will forget the pain of your death
And when we meet again in the future
The joy of our reunion will make me forget you ever left

Topic(s) of this poem: eulogy

Poet's Notes about The Poem

My great uncle recently died. I wrote this poem from the perspective of my great aunt. It will be in the obituary and read at the funeral.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 14, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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