michael robert

Submitted by: dad
Born: 1986
Died: 2014
My Tribute: My son Michael Robert born on June 27, 1986 and died on August 19, 2014 suffered a dual diagnosis. He suffered from depression and he took drugs.
To look at him one would never think of him as a so-called “druggie.”
He was tall, thin, handsome, smart and athletic, and academic all-American!
The girls flocked to him always! He had that winning smile and cleverness they loved.

He was my pride and joy in this world! He reminded me so much of me!
I had such high hopes for him.
He had a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Hofstra. He was accepted to the Ph.D. program there!
In my mind, he was on his way to launching himself into his chosen field. So I ask: what happened?

I am at a loss. I am all broken into a million pieces now. I want him here now.

Come back kid! Oh for those days out in Montauk again!
It was me you and your brother Brian.
We cooked on the grill outside Montauk Manor as it overlooked the Atlantic Ocean.

We played catch on the front lawn. We played shuffleboard!
We went to the beaches there! We swam in the pool!

We ate in town. We laughed