On the 23rd of May 3 years ago tomorrow my first cousin passed away, this is the poem I recited at his funeral.
Memories will always be remembered,
They will always be stored in the mind,
Even when we are down on them bad days,
Our memories will be there to find.
Its mad how things change,
So many years have passed,
Just yesterday we were winding up Nan,
The time has gone too so fast.
You always said really long words,
Because you were so clever,
I had to carry a dictionary around,
Whenever we were together.
At Susan’s fancy dress party,
We were there with a wicked grin,
While Mitch pinched Nan Zena’s sausages,
I was taking Gordons Gin.
On Nan and Grandads Anniversary,
Singing, out loud too Bon Jovi.
Up in my room was me, Mitch and Sophie,
Along with Aimee, Tom, Alex and Jodi.
In front of my mirror,
The girl’s danced all night,
Mitch and I wanted to scarper,
They gave us a fright.
Not seen much of you these past few years,
We have only spoke online,
But all of these memories I have of you,
They are always going to be mine.
Like at my fathers Birthday,
They thought us playing wouldn’t be a hassle,
That all quickly changed,
When we fell off the bouncy castle.
All them weekends down Grandads caravan,
Having barbecues in the sun,
Stealing the adults WKD,
Then chilling having fun.
We are going to miss you so much,
Me, The family and all your friends too,
As a cousin I really feel blessed,
To have a guardian angel like you.
Thanks for everything Mitch,
The world couldn’t of been graced with a nicer guy,
So from everyone here today,
By Corey Booth – Twitter – @CoreyPoetry