Please Don’t Forget Me

Please don’t forget…

The first time we said Hello.

Don’t forget the sound of my voice

Or the way my smile would make you smile too.


Please don’t forget…

The smell of my skin, the twinkle in my eyes

The feeling of my hand in yours.

Remember me wrapped up in your arms.


Please don’t forget…

The stories you told me (the life you shared with me)

And the ones we wrote together.

Share and retell them whenever you miss me.


Please don’t forget…

The true miracle of us ever meeting.

Our “firsts” (kisses,talks, phone calls, fights, dates, days of school, vacations, holidays)

Are forever etched on my heart. 


Please don’t forget…

Our sad times or our harsh words for one another

Just remember that “I’m sorry” and “I Love you

Is the only good way to heal a broken heart.


Please don’t forget…

That saying goodbye

Isn’t always an ending

Unless we want it to be.  (Just for the record, I don’t want it to be)


Please don’t forget…

How very much I love you…

And always will.


 27 lines for the 27 lives that were taken so violently from us in Newtown, CT and Sandy Hook Elementary School last week.

I imagined every voice, from the smallest to the oldest, asking us not to forget. I heard my own voice.

Trifecta offered us the word HEAL this week.

An appropriate word for the way we need to live now.




and I felt like this was a true POURING OF MY HEART as I grieve those lives with all of you.


I will not forget the town of Newtown, or Sandy Hook Elementary.

My friend and fellow Listen to Your Mother reader, Kate, lives in Newtown.

This post she shared yesterday asks us not to forget her community and their losses. 

This poem was written to promise her I wouldn’t.


14 Responses to Please Don’t Forget Me
  1. Roxanne
    December 19, 2012 | 12:08 am

    Such beauty in your words Kir. We won’t ever forget.

  2. Ruby Manchanda
    December 19, 2012 | 12:26 am


  3. Alison
    December 19, 2012 | 3:52 am

    You write your heart beautifully, as always. xo

  4. Tara R.
    December 19, 2012 | 9:29 am

    Very tender and poignant. We should never forget…

  5. t
    December 19, 2012 | 11:38 am

    Hopefully the 27 voices that we’ll never hear again will help to spur on a movement that will ensure that many more voices aren’t also lost in the future. Our future.

    Beautifully done, Kirsten.

  6. lumdog
    December 19, 2012 | 11:54 am

    This is very moving and heartfelt. I totally identifed with your character. Nicely done, as usual.

  7. Kristen
    December 19, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    Kir, this is absolutely beautiful. The tears came to my eyes before I could even try to stop them and then I thought, why try to stop them? This is bigger than all of us and it could have been any one of us. We will NEVER forget. much love to you!!

  8. Tessa
    December 19, 2012 | 5:12 pm

    A beautiful, poignant tribute to a terrible tragedy. Well done!

  9. Shell
    December 19, 2012 | 5:45 pm

    So beautiful, Kir!

  10. Silversound7
    December 19, 2012 | 9:21 pm

    This made me cry. Beautiful emotion here.

  11. JannaTWrites
    December 20, 2012 | 12:33 am

    Beautiful poem. I love that the number of lines in the poem has significance, and that this didn’t make it feel forced or contrived. I don’t think we’ll soon forget. I’m still in shock over it, so I can’t imagine how those poor parents feel.

  12. Annabelle
    December 20, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    That’s a lovely tribute; feels so personal.

  13. Draug
    December 20, 2012 | 9:58 pm

    Emotional and lovely (:

  14. NJ @ A Cookiebeforedinner
    December 22, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    I agree with the others. This was beautifully said and simply put. Stopping by today from PHYO.

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