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I wrote this on his 1st Heaven birthday (2/20/01)
 
A Year
By~ Renee Hoffman
 
You've been gone, I've learned to cope,
It's been a year.
If I cry, I can't stop,
So I try not to shed a tear.
Things are different, not the same,
Everything is still.
I haven't even heard your name,
But I know you going home was God's will.
You made us smile when you were here,
You were our ray of sunlight.
You helped us forget our fears,
With your smile oh so bright.
Not seeing you is not that bad,
You may wonder why.
Surely remember it's not sad,
Because your smile we see when we look towards the sky.
Watch over us while flying with your angel wings.
Or sitting upon your cloud.
Remember all the little things,
That you did to make us proud.
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I thought of you with love today,
But that was nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday,
And days before that too.
I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name.
Now all I have are memories,
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake,
With which I'll never part,
God has you in his keeping,
I have you in my heart
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To all Parents   ~*Edgar Guest*~
"I'll lend to you for a little time a child of mine" He said.
"For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he's dead,
It may be six or seven years or twenty-two or threee
But will you till I call him back, take care of him for me?"
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief.
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.
"I cannot promise he will stay, since from earth all return,
But there are lessons taught down there, I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I've selected you..
Now I will give him all of your love, nor think the labor vain,
Not hate me when I come to call to take him back again?"
 
I fancied that I heard them say; Dear Lord, They will be done!
For all the joy They child shall bring, the risk of grief will run.
We'll love him while we may, and for the happiness we've known forever greatful stay;
Bust shall the Angel's call him back much sooner
than we've planned,
we'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
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A Poem for Micah
Written by Renee Hoffman(Me), 2/21/00 I read this @ his funeral service.
 
You were there for me when I felt sad
And basically everyother time
You were my ray of sunlight t
Through the thunder clouds in my life
Right now I only know one thing
Which is that your death was not in vain
You went out and did what God inteneded for you to do
You brought joy and happiness into the lives of those you knew
There alot of things that I wanted to tell you
Things I thought I had forever to say
Like how I deeply cared about you
I would've told you, but I was afraid of what you would've said
Now I feel as if Im in a nightmare
That I'll wake up, go to school and see you there
Everytime I think that, reality takes his cold hand and slaps me in the face
I can't bear the fact Micah, that I'll never see you again
Although that's not entirely true
I will see you one more time and an eternity after
Then I start to wonder how long it would be
Hours, days, months or even years
I can't hardly imagine living years without you
I think about how we get the privilege of living while you don't
People say God stole your life
Truth is, God doesn't steal, he had you first
We only borrowed you, we had our time
Now He's ready for his, whether we like it or not
All I can do is thank God for letting me know you
       I can only imagine what my life would've been without you in it
I know you're up in heaven, smiling down on us
Maybe even laughing to yourself
Wondring why we're making a fuss over lil ole Micah
The fact is, we have no other way of dealing with it
We ALL love you Micah, I love you
And I only your sweet face is the first one I see when I get to heaven
Because I wound'nt want it any other way
No one will ever take your place
You are now and forever my angel

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 Do not stand at my grave and weep(??)
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond gints in the snow,
I am the sunlight and ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die
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Today on your birthday
By: Renee Hoffman



Today is your birthday,
as you already know.
If you were her physically,
your candles you could blow.

You're in heaven with Angels,
where you are safe and sound.
We miss having you here,
We miss seeing you around.

What are birthday's like up there?
Do you have parties, and cake?
I bet the choir sings without a care,
What a joyous sound they probably make.

I wish you a happy Birthday hun,
you deserve the best.
Because there up in Heaven,
From your pain, you'll forever be at rest.
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Three years in Heaven
By: Renee Hoffman

It's been three years now,
the time has flew.
How I've coped, I don't know how,
it's been a while since the flame of your candle blew.

I go to visit you when I can,
everytime I leave a rose.
When I do, it's always a plan,
as I look down at your picture pose.

In my heart you never stray,
you never have.
Like you never went away,
even though you did.

I see you in my dreams and miss your laughter,
GOD how I wish I could remember.
I know you're with me now and forever after,
you're the crisp breeze in late September.

Please don't forget about me here,
I still care.
I feel your spirit everywhere,
and I know your there.


Copyrighted by: Renee H.