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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

At UPS

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

Is

Why

 

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

 

Today

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

12/05/15

 

We never lose the ones we love

Not if we carry the smallest piece of them

Forever

In our hearts

 

Written for

Holly Bernice Van Auken

2/6/83 " 4/7/14

She now waits for her family in Heaven

 

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