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Matthew
Author: Mark Spencer

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Mathew came into this world, the youngest child of four.
His brother and his sisters were ten years old or more.
Every memory I have cuts me like a knife.
How we lost our hearts to him, and how he lost his life.

The photographs and memories just don't seem enough.
These last few years without him really have been tough.
Sometimes I sit and wonder why Mathew had to die.
God may be the only one who knows the reason why.

He touched our lives so briefly, then our little man was gone.
But he brought us all together, and we learned to carry on.
We still miss our baby, sometimes still feel the pain.
But every day we thank the Lord, for the three that still remain.

He was so much like an angel, a tiny cherubim.
And if we all felt special, it was because of him.
Mathew's gone to heaven now, he's on to greater things.
I wish I could have been there to see him earn his wings.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

LinzAy (64.12.96.233) -- Monday, January 20 2003, 08:22 am

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This made me cry....very very touching poem. All i could think of while reading this poem was my little brother, if i were to lose him. hehe....a tear's still running down my cheek.....
KristyD. (12.96.223.166) -- Wednesday, January 22 2003, 03:20 am

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Well writtin. I think I started to cry... but I agree that when people die they go on to better things. At least that's what I like to think about all those that I've lost. But that was a very touching poem.
Martin Vann (67.28.91.219) -- Wednesday, January 29 2003, 08:50 pm

Wish You Could Have Seen Matt Earn His Wings?

I've no doubt, little Matt's wings were supported by his family's love which gave him the strenght to Fly, as high as he did.

Mark, I think you saw Matt earn his wings after all, are they not powered, by a father's love.

Martin
Lori Ann (198.81.26.143) -- Friday, March 14 2003, 10:19 am

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This little one was a gift and a blessing while he was here. So sad, and written with so much love.
 
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