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

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Enchantress
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525 posted 01-02-2005 07:33 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

What wonderful memories captured here of Michael!
It shows more insight into the man he was..
Thank you Mary for sharing them.
Thank you Sharon for posting.
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526 posted 01-02-2005 07:52 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Please allow me to echo what my sister Enchantress/Nancy Lee said in her comment.
Sail on Michael !!   My love and prayers to you all. Chris
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527 posted 01-02-2005 07:55 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

You are most welcome... and thank you all for the comfort I am feeling more and more...

Mare

It's Not About Age, It's About Life

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528 posted 01-02-2005 08:31 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

Here is a song that a member of my board just posted for me. Her friend wrote it for his sister who passed... but as I told her.. he wrote it for me too.. he just didn't know it at the time.  

It is absolutely perfect...
http://www.coreydamerell.com/Music_Pages/Music/Danny_Quinn/FriendlySoul.mp3

Mare

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529 posted 01-02-2005 10:10 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

thank you, Mary
when I first tried to link from this page, I got an error message, so if it happens to anyone else? the solution? just copy the link, close Pips, paste the link into your browser's Search window and go
that should take you to this beautiful song

hugs to you, Mary, Chris and all the family  
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530 posted 01-02-2005 10:20 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Mary and family, although you don't know me, my prayers have been with you and yours.  May Michael find the Garden in full bloom, and may you be surrounded by the love of friends and family.   .....jo
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531 posted 01-03-2005 12:01 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

I think maybe the well wishes and prayers from people I don't know... are extra special.  

Thank you all.. I am surrounded by family today..both "in person" and "invisible."  Both are very important.

Love,
Mare

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532 posted 01-03-2005 01:58 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Dear Mary:  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today, more than ever.

Love
Betty Lou

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533 posted 01-03-2005 02:12 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Dear Friends, for those of you wishing to leave your note of sympathy to Mary and Chris on this sad day, there is now an online guestbook on the Savannah Now Newspaper site, in the name of Michael Nolan Pruitt.  There is a photo album as well to take you to his words and art online.  Entries will take a bit to time to appear.  

May Michael rest in peace.
http://www.legacy.com/Savannah/LegacySubPage2.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=2992207

Mary and Chris, he is with you on this day, lean on him.  


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534 posted 01-03-2005 05:25 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Dear Mare and Chris,

I'm so sorry for your loss and wish you strenght and peace in the time ahead of you.
Although Michael shall be terribly missed, he will always be with us through his poetry.

Munda
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535 posted 01-03-2005 05:48 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and the family, as you go through this time. He'll always be remembered, and will always be in our hearts...

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536 posted 01-04-2005 01:22 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I thought I would share this note I received from David (Lyra's husband,) with his permission as it was truly heartwarming.

Hi Sharon,

Thank you for all the emails through the holidays, and the ones concerning Michael. His passing has lead to a bit of a relapse on my part. I have been going thru Lyra's emails and poems the past few days, and some of Michael's as well. I think what struck me most was his signature on Pip that he also included in his emails.

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


David
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537 posted 01-04-2005 01:01 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

Thank you so much.. whoever set up the guest book on the Savannah paper online. I didn't even realize they had that service. Michael would love that..

And thank you David, for posting that.. the signature says it all.. doesn't it?

Love,
Mare

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538 posted 01-04-2005 09:42 PM       View Profile for SuperDave   Email SuperDave   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SuperDave

Yes, it does Mare.

David
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539 posted 01-05-2005 02:07 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Mare and Chris,
my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Heart Hugs,
Ethel
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540 posted 01-07-2005 08:58 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

I wanted to say that in going through some boxes.. I've uncovered some VERY old poetry of Michael's.. and mine..   Some written before we were married.. some right after.. It's not as polished and "correct" as his later works.. but it's still wonderful.

When I can manage to do it.. I'll post some if you like...

Love,
Mare

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541 posted 01-07-2005 09:06 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Mary,
post yours too! I would love to read your poetry. How are you doing? I hope you and Chris are doing good...*hugs* Susan
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542 posted 01-07-2005 09:28 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

We are better than a week ago...when we lost him. We are having some in-law issues however.. which I won't go into on a public board.. but let's say that all people are NOT as they seemed... unfortunately. Michael would NOT be happy either.

I am re-posting this July 2000 poem of Michael's about his mother's death. He told me over and over that I couldn't understand how he felt inside about losing his parents.. not until I had lost mine.

Well.. he was right. I understand now.  I can feel his pain in his words more vividly now... now that I've lost my father... and my husband.. and my first love. Three very different circumstances... but three very important people in my heart.

I have been meaning to tell you all a little story... it shows how caring Michael was... and how he cared about me. I had burned the top of my right hand sometime before Thanksgiving...on the oven door. A pretty bad burn.

When he saw it, he INSISTED that he become my doctor concerning that. Every day he would take my hand and massage lotion into that burn..."to keep it from scaring.. you have such pretty hands.. we can't let it scar..."  he said.

He would lovingly massage tons of that lotion into my skin...way more than was necessary, but he didn't understand that anymore.. and I was enjoying those moments so much, I didn't stop him.   It was "our" time... well.. some of it anyway.

He was MY doctor.. he enjoyed that...instead of always being the patient.. he was the care-giver for a little while.  And all the loving attention he gave that burn.. helped, because there is no trace of a scar. I really thought there would be. He was proud of that.  I will always remember that.

Here's the poem:

I Hid Her Pictures

by

Michael Auguste

A flower must take just one last look
At one more sun before it dies
I wonder if that's how she felt
I wish that I could search her eyes

So often grief will try to win
And try to blind my eyes with tears
And now I stand here hurt again
As I have been for many years

Choke back the sobs, get on with life
Although you feel so all alone
Be strong for both your son and wife
And remember you still have a home

I so often in the mirror see
Her face when gazing at my own
Because I am her son, you see
Aloud, I wish that I could moan

I miss her smile so very much
I miss her wisdom. I miss her scent
I miss her guidance and her touch
I miss the way her life was spent

Deep sadness runs on little feet
They seek the darkness of my heart
And in a crowd do they all meet
So they can rip what's left apart

Confused and numb I wander on
My father gone nine years before
And now my mother, please no more
I often feel so all alone

Such loving things she'd tried to teach
That I rebelled against in youth
But now they're part of who I am
Because I finally saw their truth

I hid her pictures from my sight
So stronger could I grow with years
And find a room to lock this hurt
So I could see, without the tears

Her body turned to ashes be
I carried them with gentle hands
And cast them to the winds at sea
And watched them fall upon the sands

Nine years before I did the same
With my poor father, bless his heart
Now they're both just sea and sand
And will forever be a part

Sometimes I sit and watch the sea
As starlight bathes me in the night
I know they're there, just out of reach
And will also be with coming light

Though years have come and years have gone
Forgetfulness they would not bring
My heart has yet to find new song
And my voice forgotten how to sing

But strong I must be, this I know
These tears in prison must I keep
For if I let just one tear flow
Forever do I think I'd weep

-----------------------------------------

I will post some of mine too.. but keep in mind.. I was about 18 when I wrote them!

It will be sometime this weekend...

Love,
Mare

It's Not About Age, It's About Life

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543 posted 01-07-2005 09:41 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Mare

That was one of my favorite of Michaels...I remember hims telling me that he refused to cry...I kept trying to tell him that it was ok to weep, but he was so sure that he would not.  Thank you for posting this...it brings tears to my eyes...I hope Michael doesn't mind.  He was such a good friend to me.  I miss him.   to you and to Chris.
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544 posted 01-07-2005 09:50 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

I miss him too.. terribly.

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545 posted 01-07-2005 10:06 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

I hadn't read that one before...I'm glad I got to read it now. Thank you Mary for posting it. How sweet the story of him taking care of your burn like that. I bet it did do him a lot of good to care for you and yes, not to be the patient. But it sounds like it was very special time for the two of you...
I'm glad you will be posting your stuff too! I'll be looking for it.
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546 posted 01-07-2005 11:26 PM       View Profile for DawnG   Email DawnG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DawnG

Mare,

I have not posted but once before on the threads for Michael because I felt others knew him so much better, but now after reading your story of Michael and then his words I just needed to say that even though I may not have been as close to Michael as some, I always enjoyed reading his poetry and viewing his artwork and his death has hit me harder than one might think. The poem Michael wrote reminds me of my best friend and in many ways brought back very peaceful memories. Thank you for sharing this again.

                             Dawn
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547 posted 01-07-2005 11:47 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Mare, thank you so much for sharing the tender moments you've described, the Michael-as-doctor story, and the piece about his mother. I had never read that one before.
I look forward to reading your poetry, which I haven't had the privilege of reading before, and want to welcome you back into this family.
Namaste, hugs to you and Chris.
(still waving goodbye to our Michael.
*
And David, I still read Lyra's poem regularly. She will remain a Passion's friend forever.
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548 posted 01-07-2005 11:49 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

You are most welcome... I just want to show how sweet and caring he really was. Most of the time anyway! He wasn't perfect by any means.. but he was one of the best men I've ever known.

Mare

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549 posted 01-07-2005 11:51 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

That reminds me... Michael wanted to go see Lyra before she passed... he really did... but he just wasn't able to travel.

Please know that he cared very much for her.

Mare

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