I Sent Her Flowers

Image is a photo of Joe Ellrich wearing a teal shirt and glasses.
Joey
9/20/89 – 1/19/19
I sent your mom flowers on your birthday,
	I think you would’ve wanted me to,
Just like that song by Green Day,
	I wanna wake up when September is through.

Another Christmas alone and bereft,
	Leaves a bleak December,
January, of course, is when you left,
	Another bad month to remember.

Valentine’s Day is what lovers get;
	Another one alone again.
April is the month when first we met,
	But the memory is getting dim.

One day in August, I recall to this day,
	The first time you said “I love you.”
I was glad you did, ‘cause I was waiting to say,
	That I was in love with you too.

It’s hard to move on when all through the year,
	There are moments I’ll never forget.
Some spark a smile, and some bring a tear,
	Some happiness and some regret.

Your mom moved to another home;
	Didn’t give me a forwarding address,
So I didn’t call; I left her alone;
	She’s trying to move on, I guess.

I don’t send her flowers anymore.

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

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