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For Tom (visitor request)

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DreamEvil
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0 posted 09-30-1999 02:55 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

This piece was written for a funeral by visitor request. 'Tis my first such piece


We've come together in celebration,
for a new angel has been granted wings.
Our friend Tom has earned his salvation,
and the heavenly paradise it brings.

In memory of his rich and full life,
all his well-earned praises I will now sing.
With humor he met every pain and strife,
greeting with a smile the sadness they bring.

With practical jokes and crank phone calls,
he touched with laughter his family and friends.
The hmour and joy which this verse recalls,
should fill your heart up with "Remember when's".

Towards his parents he felt more than duty,
for closeness to them was born of respect.
Honoring them was a thing of beauty,
for not once did his parents he neglect.

For the friends he had he was always there,
holding and consoling those he held dear.
Whether pain or joy in all he would share,
laughing with them or soothing away fear.

His most endearing trait was compassion,
which extended to blanket all mankind.
Even when caring seemed out of fashion,
to those who needed it he was not blind.

For these reasons and more his wings were earned,
mostly though for his overwhelming love.
From the gates of heaven he was not turned,
but called to the arms of the Lord above.


©1999 DreamEvil

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvil©

© Copyright 1999 DreamEvil - All Rights Reserved
suthern
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1 posted 09-30-1999 03:07 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Great job, Dream!
Dragoness
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2 posted 09-30-1999 03:51 PM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Great job Brother of my heart!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
Marilyn
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3 posted 09-30-1999 04:16 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

A great tribute Dream.
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


4 posted 09-30-1999 04:41 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

This is simply wonderful for such a sorrowful occasion. I can see where it can be redone for female, child, and become a popular piece at funerals.

DE, we're very proud of you.

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Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

LngJhnAg
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5 posted 09-30-1999 04:44 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

This was postive and upbeat, Dreamie - so unlike you, but still like you. Nice job.
Nan
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6 posted 09-30-1999 06:35 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Positive and upbeat is a really good thing - especially considering the theme...
caroline
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7 posted 09-30-1999 07:31 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

What a lovely poem. This is very touching, Dream.
Michael
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8 posted 09-30-1999 08:05 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wonderfully done and in such a positive aspect. Your Light side shines through on this one.

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Michael Anderson

May Darkness find you all through the day.


Poet deVine
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9 posted 09-30-1999 08:12 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is perfect for the occasion! I hope the 'visitor' likes it as much as I did... it's very hard to write for someone else and you did a beautiful job!
Denise
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10 posted 09-30-1999 08:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I think it is very difficult to write upon request, to try to capture the emotions of someone else. I've never been able to do that. YOU HAVE!! Very well done.

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Denise
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11 posted 09-30-1999 10:30 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

DreamEvil,
You did one heck of a job could not be better.
WhtDove
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12 posted 09-30-1999 11:19 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Very touching tribute Dream. I think you did a great job!
PhaerieChild
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13 posted 09-30-1999 11:24 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

All I can do is echo all the sentiments above. Superb piece of writing!!

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If you love me like music, I'll be your song.
~Heart~ Dreamboat Annie

Nicole
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14 posted 10-01-1999 02:29 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

...perfect
Dark Angel
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15 posted 10-01-1999 02:36 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Soul-Bro, you did a wonderful job with this poem and you always do!
very touching poem love it

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


JennyLee
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16 posted 10-01-1999 10:29 AM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

Such touching words in this memorial.

Jenny
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17 posted 10-01-1999 05:03 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wonderful job

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It is better to be silent and be considered a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Pufalove
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18 posted 10-01-1999 07:04 PM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

Your best one...and a surprise. My sympathy but praise for this one.
johnt300
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19 posted 10-02-1999 05:22 AM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Just excellent. Thank you very much for this one.
Tyson
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20 posted 10-02-1999 01:47 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Nuff said!
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