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Published:February 10th, 2016 17:48 EST
Who Will Remember Holly

Who Will Remember Holly

By Ed Roberts

Who will remember Holly


Who will remember Holly

Some people might ask


Was she famous

An actress

A singer

Was she on television

Or the radio


Who was she


She was a mother

A daughter

A sister

And friend


She was a woman

One many of you

Will easily be able

To relate with


A single mother

Who had 2 wonderful children

One nine

The other only one

A woman who worked very hard


To try and keep a roof over their head

And food upon the table


She was a person

Most people would say

Was someone

That you would want to meet


She was happy

And tried to bring that happiness

Into the lives

Of all around her

She was the one

Who would insist that you had cake

On your birthday

And would do everything she could

To ensure that this would happen


You might find yourself asking

Repeating a question

One that I have asked you before


Who will remember Holly

But the question you should be asking




Holly was a wonderful woman

A single mother

A mother of two children

Whose life was cut tragically short

For at the age of 31

Someone came into her house

And took away

Her life



That someone is still out there

And her mother and father

Alice and Bobby

Are left to care for her children


She was the person

The one special friend in my life

Who first asked this question


Who will remember Holly


My answer to her tonight

Is that I always will


And hopefully

Now you will too


Ed Roberts



We never lose the ones we love

Not if we carry the smallest piece of them


In our hearts


Written for

Holly Bernice Van Auken

2/6/83 " 4/7/14

She now waits for her family in Heaven