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This was written in memory of my cousin, Bobby. He was in a wheel chair most of his life and couldn't move anything on his body except his fingers. His strength to go on touched everyone he ever met.

Without any symptoms, he got sick very fast. His death affected the whole family in a lot of ways. This is my attempt to express my love for him and my family.

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dick j
so nice of you
My cousin passed away 1 day ago. Your poem gave me a since of hope in my time of despair. I couldn't find the words for what I was feeling but your poem said it all for me. Thank you.
this poem really got to me it remind me of my cousin!
I loved what you wrote to me it felt like you were writing that poem for me and my coudin carlos and I know for a fact that he is smiling because poets like you help people like me not to greif as much I was before I read your poem so thanks for understanding what losing a loved one is really like so thanks again.

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My Cousin

People never knew just how much he meant to me and you
They knew him by name, but it's still not the same

His eyes so bright, his smile so wide
We always let him know we were right there by his side

Now he's gone from me and you
Now we have no reason to be blue

We loved him, he loved us
And we have to try not to fuss

He said goodbye and gave you a kiss
Now all we can do is reminis

Why does God take the best to love
Up to that great big world up above?

His memory will never leave
His kind and gentle smile will always be seen

Never forget him, never let him leave your mind
Tell him you love him, just one more time.

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this is really good poem i thin it is well
This reminds me of my cousin, she died three years ago, over time this loss has turned into a storm of rage and it has been hurting me ever since the accident. The devil or a demon one is attacking my heart and trying to bring me down but i keep fighting in my dark endless night.
i love this poem
I like this poem because it just gives me a nice feeling. It remindes me so much of the little brother like cousin i lost.
i thought your poem was very emotional as i lost my little cousin she was 7 and caled hope x x x x x x
i have so many cusions and i don't know what i would do without one of them. Thanks for this poem it showed me how grateful i am to have cusions that love and care for me.
I have just lost my cousin at the age of 19 by meningitus and i thought this poem was really good. its exactly how i am feeling. x stacey x
I loved your poem so much it describes my little 12 year old cousin that died on december 28,2006! Thank you so much for writing this poem if you have anymore poems like this please e-mail me!
this is the way me and my sister felt and stil feel after my cousin had just under three years ago
that poem touched me in evry single way keep it up dont stop the good work
I love this poem of yours it made me almost cry it reminded me so much of my cousin(Alan Webb) he passed not to long ago and I still ain't over it but this poem it amazing to me.
10 out of 10 i love it and it reminds me sooooo much of my cousin who recently passed away.
this was a awsome poem. my cousin was my best freind before he died and i miss him everyday even if it was years ago. i am 15 and i lost him when i was 6 but i still remember him. beautiful poem.
I Really Like this Poem. It's Like Me And My Cousin My uncle Died We Loved Him And When He Left He Argued And Cryed I Cryed 4 Days Today 10/27/06 right Know I'm Cryin Because This Poem Is Remindin Me Of Him i Printed some Out. Who Ever Wrote this Poems Good! Job
I related to this poem because I too lost my dear cousin who was more like a sister to me than a just a cousin. So young, Manic Depression led her to take her own life. I miss her so much and loved her dearly.
This poem is beautiful. I think many families are affected by the loss of a cousin or someone that they loved enough to be considered one.
I loved this poem. I had a cousin pass away because of a motorcycle accident. He was killed on fathers day of this year. He left behind a wife and a one yr. old little boy. He will be sadly missed by all of his family. We loved him in life and we will love him in death. Thanks for the poem.
although this poem is very sad, but its great and i loved it so much. when a girl loves a guy till his death and he doesnt even know, this will be the worst feeling she can feel. and thnx carolyn 4 writting this poem.
this is a really great poem after one of my greatest cousin's death in a car accident. thank you.
that poem is so sad it reminded me of my cousin that was shot in the head last january it was january 11,2005 he was at his friends house his best friend my cohad a gun and to make it short it back fired and hit my cousin right in the middle of forhead and died.
I just lost my favourite cousin and best friend, this poem is the only one i have found that describes how i am feeling. Thank you so much
wow! that is how i felt (but in my own way) when my beloved cousin died. your poem was great. i mean it was easy to relate to! good job! kristine
i really like this poem gave me the goose bumps lol well my couzin is baby and hes in a real bad state at the moment hes really ill hes on a death bed. thanks r. i. p
this was a really good poem but sad
i know how it feels to lose your cousin and its not easy its one of the hardest things in life to lose
This poem touched me because may 1st 2005 i lost my cousin in a 4wheeler wreck. its really hard bcuz he was my brother! he was ALWAYS there for me no matter what! i love him and i miss him SOOOO mcuh! RIP ERIC! October 9,1984 to May 1,2005
this is really a pretty sad poems but it just sums up how my cousin really was and that i am going to miss him so much !
Even though my cousin didn't die. my grandpa did. he died from the worst thing that anybody could die from!. i love this poem and have so much respect to it because i can relate so much. it was the worst feeling ever knowing he was gone. but with your poem that came from your heart has touched my heart. now i know that hes in a better place. now my grandfather is with. God in Heaven!
The poem really touched me i lost a 17-year old cousin almost three years ago. I know how u feel. Its almost like your whole world came down. But your poem tells me that no matter where they are they will still be there with u.
i really liked this poem, my cousin who was 16 passed away last month and this reminds me of him, i was touched.
this was a great poem and i wa really touched. I write poems myself so i get were your coming from in a way. I'm sorry for your loss but alaways look at the great things your cousin brought to you and your family
My cudin died last year and i know how it feels. Iloved the poem it rally made me cry and i hopoe you will keep writing these wonderful poems
i really liked this poem. it really touched me, because i too lost my cousin. my favorite cousin of all times and i know all the hurt u feel cause i'm stil going though it. but as the days go by it gets a little better, but u still know is never going to be the same, and because of that it never completly goes away.
I loved you poem it remined me of my cousin that i lost three year ago in the war with Iraq and i still miss him sooo much. Your poem made me relize it was time to let go.
i really liked this poem really remembers me of ma cousin he just died. january 24,2006 is going to be one year seans he is not with me and this made me remember him so much. so tomorrow i'm going to say this poem to his pic i have of him. thanks gurl.
I love your poem. I wrote on something to this. It had the same consept. On the date of December 3,2005 I lost my cousin Brian in a car accident. I love him so0o much and I wish that I could tell him that I love him one more time. Your poem realy touched my heart
The poem was great and it reminds me of my cousin Dennis. Ithought the poet was talented.
I loved this poem! It touched my heart!
this poem really put a tear in my eye my cousin 32 died 2 weeks ago on my 13th birthday day and left behind family including kids and wife and i thought it was lovely and every word of it is true cause i love him so much thankyou it was amazing
This poems is wonderful. It really touched me because I know it came from the heart.
i love this pome because my baby cousin dylan died lats yeah and it just remindes me of him and makes me fell good when i read it because i think of him.
I really liked this poem. I had a cousin die in a car accident alomost a year ago. It brings back all the memories we had together.
this poems was very good it almost made me cry good work
I love your poem because I feel the same way because my cousin passed away and we were only three months away and he is gone now, and I miss him.
I can really relate to this poem because I lost my favorite cousin 2 years ago next month. He commited suicide and left his fiance and his baby girl. I have not yet got over this tragity and I know he's still with me each and every day.
What I liked about this peom is that I can relate to what it says. My cousin commited suicide on November 19, 2003. I loved him so much and I do wish he was still here so I can tell him I love him. This is exactly how I feel. :(
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