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Leesburg, FL USA

0 posted 09-29-1999 02:28 AM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for RoissyRose

My best friend died suddenly at the age of 37, on Sunday. His parents have asked me to speak at his services on Thursday morning. Ive written my eulogy for him but wanted to conclude with a poem about friendship or perhaps more specifically, on friendship/dying. I would love to read anything anyone may have on both topics. Yes, Ive searched the net a bit..I cant see through the tears clouding my mind/thoughts right now. So please, any help would be greatly aprreciated not just by me but by other mourners as well. Feel free to respond here or mail me at Thank you.
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1 posted 09-29-1999 07:56 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Herald's Lament
by Mercedes Lackey

A hand to aid along the road
A laugh to lighten any load
A place to bring a burdened heart
And heal the ache of Sorrow's dart

Good willing, shared in joy or tears
And helped to ease the darkest fears
O'er my soul like his own defend
And all because he was my friend

No grave could hold so free a soul
I see him in the frisking foal
I hear him laughing on the breeze
That stirs the very tops of trees

He soars with falcons on the wing
He hears the song that nightbirds sing
Death never dared him captor keep
He lies not there, he does not sleep

But there is silence at my side
That haunts the place he used to ride
And my companion can't allay
The loss that I sustained this day

How bleak the future now has grown
Since I must face it all alone
My road is weary, dark and steep
And it is for myself I weep


I am sorry you had this loss in your life. May he find rest with the angels on high.

Pax Christu

[This message has been edited by Alicat (edited 09-29-1999).]
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2 posted 09-29-1999 01:19 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Good call Alicat, nearly thought I was the only one who read the Heralds of Valdemar series or the Last Herald-Mage trilogy.

Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.

[This message has been edited by DreamEvil (edited 09-29-1999).]
Larry A. Tilander

Belleville, Ontario, Canada

3 posted 10-03-1999 05:08 PM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Larry A. Tilander

Larry A. Tilander
A sailor ashore from the ocean of life, swept home by the trade winds of time
Adventurer camped by the roadside at last, no mountains remaining to climb
My races are won, my sun has sunk low, cool Earth give me one last embrace
As weeping is over and quickly the world shall forget the look of my face

Now 'grave these words deeply where all can look on, to all I give my last bequest
Deal only in coin of good will toward men, give no single thought to the rest
Smile though your load seems too heavy to bear and help others endure when you can
If at last you should fall with a burden too great, be your epitaph, "There walked a man"
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