Christmas for Benjamin

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Christmas for Benjamin

Post by heinzs » Mon Jan 06, 2003 12:18 am

This makes the 21st Christmas since my son, Benjamin, passed on. I like to commemorate him each year.

Twenty one empty stockings
unneeded reminders
vacant arms groping for a touch
your heartbeat next to mine
brown eyes sparkling
ageless, timeless
I have missed you, and will
to the end of my days.

Merry Christmas, son,
wherever you are.


12/24/2002
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Christmas for Benjamin

Post by gordy » Mon Jan 06, 2003 3:22 am

boy oh boy, nothing like a tearjerker to start your day with........very very touching heinz.....makes me want to go wake up my children and hug them.....or stay home from work and guard them........everyday........thanks for sharing this with us <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="smile.gif" />

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Christmas for Benjamin

Post by bags123 » Mon Jan 06, 2003 8:02 am

Hi Heinz,
I feel this so deeply. The Holidays were tough for me too this year after the loss of my son this past March. My son's name was Nicolaus. May Nick and Benjamin always be remembered. Perhaps they've met in the great beyond, and are watching over their crochety fathers.

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Christmas for Benjamin

Post by heinzs » Mon Jan 06, 2003 11:22 pm

Thanks Gordy. Do that!

Yes, Bags... I suspect they are!

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Post by heinzs » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:23 pm

24 christmases now... it hasn't gotten any easier.
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Post by moonflower » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:17 pm

oh Heinzs this is so moving!..an absolutely beautiful tribute..i think we never stop feeling their absence in our lives :cry: .. but we can look forward to the time when we will hold them and hug them again..

this is really a wonderful tribute.. *hugs*
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Post by heinzs » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:45 pm

Thanks Val. I always crave hugs!!

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Post by moonflower » Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:09 pm

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Post by Debbie » Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:10 am

:cry: Couldn't help but cry Heinz..I lost my mom.. its not the same as losing a child but I understand death.. and to me it always seems like yesterday so I know what you mean when you say it doesn't get easier..

a beautiful tribute to your son.. from his loving father..

I pray your heart finds peace dear heart.

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Post by moonflower » Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:57 am

:bump: didnt want the pruning shears to get this one! :grin: ..this piece is still just so moving..
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Post by Debbie » Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:08 pm

Yes this is a beautiful poem...too good to be pruned.....
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Post by heinzs » Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:34 pm

Thanks lovely ladies. The Tribute Forum has no pruning shears... LOL


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Post by moonflower » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:36 am

ohhh.. :lol: ok.. :mrgreen: i knew that! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by heinzs » Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:18 pm

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Post by crocbait » Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:07 pm

I don't ever want to touch that pain Heinze...no words...
Thanks though...for reminding a new mom...that now is all i have...
so much love...awesome write.
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