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Gone, yet ne’er forgotten!

on December 20, 2015

Amid all the festiveness of the holiday season come times of remembrance… Christmas past, family and friends gone but not forgotten. There is an overwhelming sense of sadness that at the same time brings on smiles of the heart. The joy, the laughter, the silliness within the seriousness of the time. With Christmas, there is always music, special music. Some of the melodies have been passed down from generation to generation while new ones hit the scene with the changing times.


Loving memories of those who have passed on are rekindled everyday in music that lives on and on and on…

Gone, yet ne’er forgotten
Music that calms & heals
Soothing the very soul
With each heart it steals
  Yesterday, today, tomorrow
Music starts the morning
Your songs live within us
Keeping our hearts yearning
  With the Christmas season
You’re missed more ’n’ more
With melodies of the holidays
Drifting in and out the door

 Gone, yet ne’er forgotten
Music to relive the days
Happiness within sorrow
Til the last memory fades

Sharla Lee Shults


To all who have loved ones in Heaven this Christmas, may you find joyful peace with family and friends.


5 responses to “Gone, yet ne’er forgotten!

  1. Micki Peluso says:

    This poem is so beautiful, I feel it’s written just for me. Have a blessed holiday. Hus, Micki

    • catnipoflife says:

      Micki, thank you for your comments. I cannot begin to feel what you do but can understand how difficult it might be, especially during the holidays. Wishing you a merry, merry Christmas!

  2. It’s funny how the years change the way we relate to the holidays. I like them, but they don’t generate the excitement they did in earlier years. It’s different. And yes, a bit sad.

  3. Sharla as always your words touch our lives. I have missed receiving the great notices of your postings. May God bless you and your family for the holidays and every day of our futures.

  4. Your post made me cry a little. It’s so beautiful – and very touching. Thank you. For the poem as well. ❤

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