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Remember (A poem by my father)

Updated on May 27, 2012

Quick side note. Today is the six month anniversary of my father's, Clayton Howell, death. He passed away on November 27, 2011, which was the morning of his 45th birthday. This is a poem that he had written a few years back.

One of several pictures that my father drew for us kids.
One of several pictures that my father drew for us kids. | Source

Written by Clayton Howell


Don't give up, No never despair.

When you feel lonely, Remember I am there.


I'm there in your heart, As close as can be.

Remember I love you, Please remember me.


Never give in,, When you're feeling real sad.

Think of the smiles, and good times we had.


Take strength from me, Hold your heart strong.

Remember love, and you'll never go wrong.


Hold your head up, Don't ever let go.

My love is stronger, then you can possibly know.


I'll never be far, In spirit I'm there.

Remember the love, that we'll always share.


So don't you give up, No never despair.

When you're feeling real lonely, Remember I'm there.

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      dannelmarchese 5 years ago from Hammond, Louisiana

      I like it! Definitely gets the feeling across.

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      sweethearts2 5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      What a beautiful gift from your father, both the poem and drawing. Thank you for sharing. Voted up and beatuiful.

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      girimybf 5 years ago from bonita, CA

      vaery to the point i enjoyed it !

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      renaeehrhardt 5 years ago

      He was a man of many talents,I miss him to.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      As a father of three wonderful adult children, I immediately was drawn to the image of your dad as he wrote this, from the depths of heart and soul, to his loving and grieving daughter. I am guessing that he was aware that he was in the waning season of his earthly stay, and he loved you so very much that he wanted to gift you with something you'd cherish forever. Little did he know that you would generously share this beautiful legacy with the world through the HubPages format. Thank you so much for honoring us with this tribute to your father. Aloha!

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