June 1, 2017
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BJ 'n Cindy

Poetry

I REMEMBER

I REMEMBER

I REMEMBER ASKING IF YOU WANTED TO GO.
I REMEMBER YOUR REPLY. IT WAS YES.
I REMEMBER FEELING SO GRATEFUL THAT MY
HUSBAND WAS GOING TO BECOME A U.S. SAILOR.
I REMEMBER THINKING THIS WAS THE GREATEST
THING IN THE WORLD.
I REMEMBER THINKING OF HOW EXCITING
IT WOULD BE AND HOW IT WOULD BECOME.
TIME WENT BY. MONTHS THAT WE SHARED WOULD
LATER BE REMEMBERED AS TIMES THAT WOULD
BE MOST TREASURED.
I REMEMBER WHEN YOU RECEIVED YOUR SHIP DATE.
I REMEMBER FEELING SO EXCITED.
THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE A NEW BEGINNING.
I REMEMBER HAVING SO MANY MIXED EMOTIONS
ABOUT YOU LEAVING, BUT ALL I COULD REALLY FEEL AT THE
TIME WAS HAPPINESS.
I REMEMBER THINKING THIS WAS THE RIGHT ROAD TO TAKE,
BUT NOW I THINK BACK.
I THINK BACK WHEN YOU WOULD BE THERE
TO HOLD AT NIGHT.
I THINK OF WHEN YOU AND I WOULD LAUGH TOGETHER.
I THINK OF WHEN YOU WOULD BE JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY.
I THINK BACK AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT WE WERE
TOGETHER THE DAY OUR SON WAS BORN.
I NEVER WOULD OF THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SO HARD
TO SAY GOODBYE TO SOMEONE YOU TRULY AND DEEPLY LOVE.
I NEVER WOULD OF THOUGHT IT WOULD MAKE ME
FEEL THIS LONELY WITHOUT YOU.
NOW THAT I HEAR YOUR VOICE
FROM MILLIONS OF MILES AWAY.
I CAN ONLY REMEMBER THAT ONE QUESTION.
THE QUESTION OF WEATHER YOU WANTED TO GO.
MAYBE IT WASN'T THE BEAT QUESTION TO BE ASKED.
BECAUSE NOW THAT YOUR GONE I CAN'T EVEN
REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I WAS
TRULY HAPPY.

WRITTEN AND SUBMITTED
BY:
LISA RAMIREZ

LOVING WIFE
OF A
UNITED STATES SAILOR