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[New Poem] I Remember When

by Aisha DaCosta on February 5, 2013

I remember when

By Aisha DaCosta


I remember when

February 5th was just another day

No somber thoughts

No stories of how

if you only knew

you would have loved her too


Then came the fifth day of February 2004

no longer a Thursday nine years ago

The day my grieving gave reason

to mourning’s rebirth


I remember when,

it was ok to fall asleep on February 4th

No tears on the pillow,

No salted memories

No nightmares,

no dreams of loved ones lost

I remember her,

she was love

And I love her still


I remember when

Valentine’s was just the 14th day of February

Now and every Valentine’s to come will forever be

the day they laid my love to rest


And I can’t help but remember how

Her smile would fill the room,

the melody that laced her laughter,

The way her embrace erased all fear

The smell of her hair


I remember when

We traded cancer walks with survivors for life anew

We breathed the dreams she left

A new February,

this and every other to come

Filled with applications and essays

Until two are named scholars in memory of

I remember when


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To your success,

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Sharon Vornholt February 6, 2013 at 11:53 am


I’m so sorry you have to have this reminder every year. You are doing great things in her memory. I love the poem.



Aisha DaCosta February 7, 2013 at 8:00 am

Thanks Sharon. It doesn’t get better with time. Most days it still feels like yesterday.


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