Still a Part of Me

A part of my life
You will always be
Happy and sad
Both parts of me

Looking back on the years
So many struggles come into view
Roller coaster feelings
Ups and downs, the life we knew

Twenty-two years you’ve been gone
It seems just like yesterday
Where did the time go
I don’t know what to say

A boy can never just forget his mom
After all, I was a part of you
From the very start
Our lives together grew

Spring brings back memories
Of earlier times we both knew
Happy and sad times
Still it’s hard to let go of you

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: Wisdom Work Press:

11 thoughts on “Still a Part of Me

  1. I still carry this snapshot memory of your Mom carrying one of your baby siblings across your basement. Seems I peered in at the Model T in the garage nearby just prior….
    Thanks, Don

  2. Dan: Ah Dan, that would have been my Mom carrying my sister Diana. As for the Model T…It was a delight jumping behind the wheel of that gem.Thank for Gauchies for preserving the car. Remember the smell? Old and musty but deep and lasting. Remember Larry Gauchie who lived next door to us?

  3. Andrew: Thanks. Moms are eternal.

    Aurora: Thanks. It’s hard. Even after 22 years. Mom died when she was only 58. Too young.

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