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“Days We Remember” by Robert Longley

Days We Remember is a collection of poems for those times when we reflect on those that we have lost. One of the things that I have found in 35 years of writing poems for people is that Christmas is often the hardest time of year to lose someone. It’s also the time we tend to remember most those people we have lost. Mother’s day is a close second. The loses in our life are often revisited with the changing calendar. Collectively, there are also many dates that we all recognize a collective loss – September 11 for instance.

Some of the poems deal with the specific day directly, others simply deal with a loss or the feelings of loss around that particular time of year.

Since different days and events have special meaning for different people, I’ve organized this based on some of the more common holidays and life events such as weddings and graduations. If you are wondering why I didn’t include some of the major Jewish holidays it’s simply because I only have one that makes a reference to Passover. I hope you find some to match the events of your life.

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