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Michael Auguste......New Update... 12/25/04

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Auguste
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25 posted 03-11-2004 03:15 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Cancer may not take me out.  It may be dehydration and starvation that will do so at this point.  I know I'm fighting the doctors about admitting me, but thank GOD I still have fight!

In a way, it's kind of neat, because we're not often told how much longer remains of our lives.  Unfortunately, having a better mind, memory, would sure go a long way now in order to help me make the right choices, especially, if it's going to be over in less than a year.  Yes, I've finally accepted the fact that I'm now dying.  That was very hard for me, so damned hard!

My mother, father, youngest brother are in Heaven, both of my grandparents, but I still have so much will to fight.  I feel that a day, week, even months would be of great value to me now to help raise my son into the best man he could ever be, to teach him the *true values* in life, not the dumb ones that I chose.  

I've always tried to teach him a love of God, belief in himself and respect for women.  I've tried to teach him that no matter what career he eventually chooses, that I'd support him 110 percent, that I've never expected him to be a clone of myself.  He is who he is and I'll support him totally and without question.

I ask now that you pray for Chris, not for me, as he is needing the strength now that's so hard for me to provide these days.  Pray for my son, friends, that he'll find a way of overcoming the loss of his best friend, his daddy.  My best friend was also my daddy.

God bless you all and please never go a single night without hugging your children, letting them speak uninterrupted, listening to what you may think is just silliness, though to them, it never is.  Believe in your precious children and know that they always believe in you.  Hug them, love them, get off the phone, turn off the tv and computer.  Spend your time with them.  They need you.

God bless,
Michael

    

The stars will shine when I am gone,
the earth will turn on as before,
the gulls, still race along the shore,
the morning star, still kiss the dawn

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26 posted 03-11-2004 12:57 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

Michael, you are a treasure. I'll keep you in my heart forever as I know many of us will.

Prayers will never cease, but only grow louder and more persistent.

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27 posted 03-11-2004 03:30 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Beyond the blue, there can be heard
a quiet whispering of comfort.
It is the sound of love.
Holding you in thought and prayer..
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28 posted 03-11-2004 03:47 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Hugging you close to my heart & praying for both you and your son.
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29 posted 03-11-2004 06:25 PM       View Profile for Tais   Email Tais   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tais's Home Page   View IP for Tais

Dear Michael,

Your son, Chris is in my prayers as well.

We can see, by the words in your post, that the light of God is shining upon you...with so much love.

God bless you, every second of your life.

Tais

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30 posted 03-12-2004 08:23 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Michael,

I admire your strength and courage.  I will be praying for you and I will also pray for your son.  God is with you alwayz.  
Your passions family is here too!!!!
Take Care and God Bless!!!!!
Bridgette


"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

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31 posted 03-13-2004 08:11 AM       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

Michael,
Know that both you and your son are in my thoughts and prayers. Sometimes faith and hope are so much more powerful medications then anything anyone in the medical profession can prescribe for us. Don't lose sight of either.
Hugs,
Ruth
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32 posted 03-13-2004 09:50 PM       View Profile for Riley   Email Riley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Riley

Micheal,
i have been following this post for a while...and just now thought to post a reply.  i admire your courage to no extent. as a young child..i feared death above all. i always thought if i prayed hard enough God would let me live forever. but i saw...through other people that i couldn't live forever. no matter what. and it always amazed me how people accepted death...and only wanted prayers for another person close to them and not for themselves.

you are another one of those people. i admire your strength...and prayers are there for your family...and your son.

God Bless,
riley

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waiting for you to see me.

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33 posted 03-15-2004 09:36 AM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Michael I am suppose to be a poet , but at times like this I seem to be lost for words , I am full with so much emotion , I wish I could send strength across the ocean , but  please know you are in my thoughts daily
Hope
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Michael, you are love personified. You are a living angel and you are a beloved member of our poetic family. I admire your strength and courage in accepting what may appear as the inevitable, but as a nurse and a spiritual healer, I have seen and been a part of miracles. As the saying goes, "It ain't over until it's over!"

God bless you, your son and all of your other loved ones.

May you and your family be surrounded by the loving, healing, protective light of the angels.

Love & Rainbow Lights,
Linda
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35 posted 03-16-2004 09:08 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Dear Michael, your words are so full of love and touch me deeply. I hold you and your son close in my heartprayers. I treasure your wisdom.

Love and hugs. Margherita

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36 posted 03-16-2004 04:21 PM       View Profile for Goodknight   Email Goodknight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Goodknight

Michael - so many people send you energy and their own energy is fed by your strong words.  A part of you will remain in many for a long time - Paul
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37 posted 03-17-2004 01:02 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

I honestly can't fit on the pedistal you create for me.  Not only am I not worthy, but I have a terrible fear of heights, LOL.

In the morning my nephew's wife is taking me to the Social Security board to see if they'll FINALLY give me disability.  It won't happen, however, I already realize that, so feel like it's a waste of time.  I've been turned down twice before, even with an attorney, so this will be no different.  

I wish I had some good news for you, but I've only grown weaker, less able to keep down liquids and once again, days without so much as a single meal.  I ate three crackers tonight only to see them come back up.

People want me to be strong, which is good advice.  What they don't know is that I'm fighting with all that is in me now, ALL that is in me and yet still losing the battle.  Still, I'll fight with everything I have so as not to lose.

I was averaging one hour of sleep each night, but now that's even been stolen from me and something I can no longer depend on.  What I have found I can still depend on is you and a few members of my family.  There's still SO much hope in knowing that and it still gives me a great deal of joy.  Joy, peace, hope, a willingness to fight, come from places we sometimes never thought they would.  That's pretty cool!  

The doctors have given up, but don't you do so.  I'm still fighting, so you do the same, deal?  

There is much heart in you, otherwise you couldn't be poets and share with the world what it should already know, that we're all the same, we all love, hurt, fear, have strength, fight back, have empathy, just give a damn!  Yeah, that makes each of you very special.  Yes, you ARE very special and never doubt that at all.  Also, never doubt how much you've always been loved by myself and so many others.  Write on, fellow hearts, write on the truth that we, as poets, always share openly and honestly to bless those around us.  

Hugs and God bless,
Michael

The stars will shine when I am gone,
the earth will turn on as before,
the gulls, still race along the shore,
the morning star, still kiss the dawn

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38 posted 03-17-2004 04:58 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I'll never give up on you
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39 posted 03-17-2004 07:36 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Michael, there is a hospice near you that will help you. There is no charge and they will do everything they can to make sure you are able to get the care you need. I've given Martie the info on them, please contact them - they will help you without charge! If you like, I'll call them for you and have someone come to your house....
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40 posted 03-17-2004 10:49 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Michael, you are so special to al of us.
I wish so much that we all lived closer to you.
We love you, dear Michael.
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41 posted 03-17-2004 01:23 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

Your words touch my heart, as one who has watched loved ones who have suffered the way you are now suffering.
Why one has to suffer we do not know, but it does bring us together with our prayers and thoughts for you and your loved ones.
Know that not only angels, but all of us here will keep close watch over you.
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42 posted 03-17-2004 01:31 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Michael, Please listen to what PDV-Sharon is suggesting. There is support out there for you. Take it - you deserve it. I am still praying for you and hugging you in my heart. Hugs, Chris
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44 posted 03-18-2004 03:17 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

I don't mean to embarrass them, but I spoke with Poet deVine and Mysteria tonight.  They called me and it was SO great to hear from these two fine ladies and friends.     Hey, they were even able to understand my voice, which is something my family has a problem doing these days, LOL! Praise GOD for them both, their talents, their real hearts showing at times when members of Passions needs such hearts.  Bank on these ladies, they care!  Hey, I care about them, so you'd sure as heck better, LOL!

Thank you, both Sharons.  Thank you!  I wish I could have sounded better on the phone, but you know I did the best I could.  You being here for me now actually made me cry, the first real tears I've felt in two months.   Tears aren't always about weakness.  Sometimes, you're just so touched that sometimes you just aren't able to convey such caring.  You touched me, deeply, very deeply.  Thank you, my friends.  

Michael    
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45 posted 03-18-2004 09:08 AM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

thinking about you....with gentle prayers....

~~**~~
Walking with bare feet
among a tapestry of words,
each woven thread, awakening the soul
~~**~~

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46 posted 03-18-2004 10:50 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu


Keeping you in my thoughts and sending angel prayers still today!!!!



"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." A. Brink

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47 posted 03-18-2004 11:17 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

quote:
Tears aren't always about weakness



Profound truth. Yes, a profound truth, Michael. May I quote you? perhaps use that line in a new piece I've been working on but had not yet settled on a title?
Heart hugs to you, dear artist and friend. I am offering healing thoughts on the winds each day for you, and beseeching the the waves to carry the same messages.  Kacy
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48 posted 03-19-2004 02:50 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Kacy,

Use any of my words or thoughts you think may help your own wonderful poetry, though I doubt that it would ever make it any more spendid than it already is.  

For those of you who don't already know, Kacy is a GREAT lady!!!  

Hugs and God bless, Michael
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morning hugs, Michael thanks,
it is nearly ready to post

PS, the photos will be on their way later today
Martie will be notified of replies
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