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

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550 posted 01-07-2005 11:55 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Mare, thanks for the posting and we will look forward to your poems, and who knows perhaps Chris will post in Teen one day.  

No one ever knows the depth of loss until they experience it themselves, and it is truly a deep rooted pain.  It will subside in time.  Take of you now.
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What a wonderful poem and it gives even more insight into who Michael was.  It was very generous of you to post it so we could all read it, especially those of us who hadn't. I hope you will post your own poetry soon.  I'm sure it will be very enjoyable to read.

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552 posted 01-08-2005 01:09 AM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

Just found this in the archives... It's hard to read.. but yet... it comforts me.

Michael Auguste's Eulogy

by Michael


One day the sea will know my bones,
cremated ashes in its spray.
Each pounding wave, a part of me,
no longer will Ive words to say.

So while Im here Ill say them now.
A eulogy, myself Ill write.
Who better knows yourself than you?
Perhaps I can give some insight.

Remember me when I am gone,
but dont let flowers die for me.
Instead, plant some that they may live.
Its really how it ought to be.

Dont mourn my loss, but share your smile.
Some favors I must ask of you.
I lived my life as I saw fit
and did the best that I could do.

Please feed and hold a hurting child
and be the strength for those in need.
The clock is ticking, lifes too short.
I hope to plant in you, a seed.

A friend is such a special gift,
like marriage, but without the band.
Please let them know theyre dearly loved.
Sometimes just simply hold their hand.

Each day find something new to learn.
Dont waste your time with tv sets.
Accept yourself for who you are
and youll find you have few regrets.

Im ocean sands and salt and spray.
My laughter rides on each waves crest.
Do all you can for those in need.
I always tried to do my best.

Michael Auguste~
There is more depth to the heart than the mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.  


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553 posted 01-08-2005 01:13 AM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

I'm trying to convince Chris to post some of his poetry... he writes... but he's shy about people reading it so far.. he won't even let me yet!  But I told him that all his Daddy's friends would just LOVE to read something written by him... So.. stay tuned.   

I will post some of mine probably tomorrow.. I posted one a long time ago here.. about Davy.. Kindof a look back at his life as a FTI (that's "Former Teen Idol")   If you like I can post that one again.. I'm rather proud of it... along with my 18 yr old mushy love poems.. which were a reply to Michael's mushy 21 year old love poems to me!

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Yes, Mare, please tell Chris to start posting his poems here...he will join a second generation of Passions' poets...sons and daughters, nieces and nephews of our originating poets...if he is not registered, have him check with any Adminstrator and we'll get him in...

And hone that pen of yours, too, with some new works.  It's good therapy all the way around!
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555 posted 01-08-2005 09:58 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

What a gift that would be for Chris to give Michael...pick up that torch and run with it...I hope he does it!

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556 posted 01-08-2005 11:31 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Yes! Mary, let Chris know we truly would LOVE to read what he has written.   You wrote one about Davy? Cool beans...repost that one! I would love to read your lovey dovey stuff too...
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557 posted 01-08-2005 04:12 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Michael's eulogy is so outstanding. Brings tears to the eyes of course, but thee is such heart in it! Thanks for posting it!

Love
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WOW....I know that he probably read this one to me, but until now...I had forgotten about it.  Can you see me sobbing!?  He did have some beautiful words, didn't he?   Thank you SO much for sharing this one again, Mary!  It helps to read it!  Praying for you, Chris and ALL of Michael's family and friends!  God bless you all!! -- Becka
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559 posted 01-09-2005 01:12 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Michael's Memorial Guest Book can be found at the following link if you would like to sign it for his wife, son, and family.
http://www.legacy.com/Savannah/LegacySubPage2.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=2992207
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560 posted 01-09-2005 11:51 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Hugging you Mare~~~

just reading your words and of Michael's...

M
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561 posted 01-09-2005 12:07 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

I will encourage Chris to post... sometimes it takes awhile to get him to do things..

I have the old poems of ours in longhand.. so it will take me abit to transcribe.. but for now.. here's my poem about David (Davy) Jones...it's a reflective type...written from the perspective of him being about 80.. and looking back at his life. He's an amazing man...NOT just a former MONKEE.

On several occasions when I've been talking to him.. he has mentioned Michael just out of the blue...they had met a few times.. had a few conversations back in the 80's and 90's...

In 1994.. Michael, Chris and I went to see David in the play "The Real Live Brady Bunch" and afterwards when we talked to him, he walked up to Michael...shook his hand and said.. "Hey man.. you cut your hair!!" (David says "haah")     They had not seen each other since 1989!

In 2002, when I handed David a picture of himself on stage...one that I particularly liked.. for him to sign for me.. first thing he said was.. 'I think I look abit like your husband... especially right heah, around the haah.."  

I was amazed at his memory.. at that point.. he hadn't seen Michael in over 8 yrs... Michael must have made an impression on Mr. Jones eh?

Anyway.. here's the link to my website page for the poem:
http://members.tripod.com/rabeeon/mypoem.html

Thank you all again for your wonderful support..

Love,
Mare

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562 posted 01-09-2005 12:47 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

that was a great poem Mary. I enjoyed that. I hope Chris will decide to share his poetry with us. But when he is ready to is soon enough for me. I hope you get a chance to type up the older poems you have in long hand.
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563 posted 01-09-2005 02:23 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ah Mare, my hand is sore in thought of all of those you've written out by longhand.  I think I am beginning to sense the effect of my age...I have relied so heavily on the keyboard for so many years...

and yet, I would give anything for the time to compose poetry by hand...

there is a certain luxurious feel to that medium...I think it gives our muses more time to think; I also believe that for those who are borderline or hard-core perfectionists, it gives them the "shakes" in case they make a mistake on the first draft...[and for those of us who hate to be wasteful, I'm not cutting down forests on the computer...]

Yes, I will be very pleased to see both your poetry, as well as the poetry of your son, Chris.

This is something I am looking forward to, not only in Michael's memory, but for the fact that we will have two new members contributing their hearts.
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564 posted 01-09-2005 02:33 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Your poem to David is beautiful and thoughtful, Mare....thank you for the opportunity to read it.  
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565 posted 01-09-2005 03:26 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

Those old poems were from 1971 through probably 1977? Waaay before PC's! So.. long hand it was.. in fact, Michael had re-copied them from our loose sheets into a composition book later on.. not sure when.

I'm glad you enjoyed the poem for David. I framed it...and sent it to him last Christmas... he stayed an extra day at his home in PA just to receive it.   He was supposed to be in Florida but he delayed his departure just for little ole me...the sweetie.

Here's a link to a pic of David and Michael in 1989...I think you'll love it. Michael had a "mullet" hairstyle then.. PLUS earrings!!     It was a phase he went through..
http://members.tripod.com/rabeeon/davidmichael89.jpg

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566 posted 01-09-2005 03:59 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

ok now I would have loved to have been able to tease Michael about that hair style and the earring!!  That's an awesome picture. thanks for sharing that with us.
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567 posted 01-09-2005 04:17 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

Ok, here are two of 21 year old Michael's poems to me...simple... but heart-felt.

    
                                                 We Shall Touch the Heavens
              
    By Michael Pruitt - 11/9/73

A love such as ours will never go astray
The happiness we share,
We'll share each passing day.
Both of our hearts were formed
By God, of earthen clay.
Never again to wander,
For at last we've found our way

We shall touch the heavens,
In a day to be.
Our love will cause a gentle light,
For all the world to see.
Our lives are interlacing,
Our dreams unruled by fate
Closeness, when embracing,
Our fears, no longer weight.

I love you in the morning light,
I love you in the setting sun.
I love you, with a love that's right,
But my love has just begun.

Sweetheart, will you be my bride
And help me to achieve my goal?
Will you stand next to my side,
To play out life's final role?
Your Eyes Speak Silence

By Michael Pruitt - 11/27/73

I love you - your life is divine.
I love you- I'm yours, your mine.
I love you in the stillness of night
I love you beyond my sight.

I need you - your eyes speak silence.
I need your love so true,
And in the world of violence Mary,
I need only God and you.


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I'm late to this, I haven't been able to be on.. Im so sorry to hear about the loss, but I am happy that Micheal is with God, and that his loved ones were there to meet him. He will be there to meet you, Mary, when your times comes. Until then, he still lives through his poetry. Good luck with everything, especailly the poetry. I hope to hear you and Chris in the poetry pages soon. Michael would love that.

God Bless

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee

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Thank you so much... we appreciate your caring..

Mary

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awww...dang....he was such a romantic even way back when He always spoke so sweetly when referring to his love for you.
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Dear Mary:  Thank you for sharing these meaningful poems with us and the photos too.
I'm sure there are so many sweet memories surrounding both.

You know, I still write all my poetry in long hand first, even in this age of computers.  For some reason I feel a closeness with what I am writing that I don't get composing in Word, etc. Old fashioned I know!

Love
Betty Lou

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Awww...his words to you were so sweet Mary!!   Hopefully, one day I will meet someone that can share that kind of love with me without reservation.  Thanks for sharing!!  

Love, Becka
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573 posted 01-10-2005 11:13 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

He was always a romantic...and a very considerate man. I've typed up some more for you all.. get ready   All but the last one are mine...some written for Monty, some for Michael. It was like Peyton Place there for awhile..  

Enjoy... and remember.. these were all written in 1973-1974...when we were all alot younger!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

            "Alone"
         (written for Monty)        
  
The stars stand out in the dark sky
The wind whispers through the trees
I close my eyes once again
To be with you in my mind

There is no one standing close  now
No more warming words to ease the pain
Only loneliness engulfs me now
As I think back to you

Why hath God separated that
Which we thought was one
I do not question His wisdom now
I only ache for you

And if we never touch again
How cruel can love be?
I'll remember you throughout my life
And the special moments we shared.

7-20-73

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

"Never Ceasing, Never Ending"
      (missing Monty)

Teardrops fall one by one
Flowing continuously forward
Never ceasing, never ending
Breaking from the soul.

Pain that comes quick and fast
Or sometimes slow and aching
Tearing at my very soul
Feeling the heart that's breaking

Help me to bear this weight
Give me the strength at last
Stop the aching loneliness inside that dwells
Each time I remember the past.


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


         "Love's Sweet Words"
          (For Michael)                      

Gentleness abounds within,
His deepened soul, my closest friend.
Quietly begun one summer night
Has grown so strong,
We know it's right.

Such closeness as was never known
As love flourished, the seeds were sown
One knows the other with heightened sense,
Our sincere words with no pretense

Rare is such warmth I feel inside
Never known on the nights I've cried
All the hurt and emptiness will melt
After knowing all the love I've felt

Dear God, please let it last this time
A broken heart is such a crime
Happiness is the only goal
Which soothes my heart and makes me whole.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

         "No More Pain"
       (written for Michael)

My love is my existence
I did not live before feeling his gentle love
My heart was aching for someone to want me
Someone to love me in return

This I have found at last
In his beautiful deep eyes and tender hands
He stands before me - the image of all I ever needed
If I should lose him I will surely perish

Keep close to me darling, and trust what I say
I am drawn to you more and more each day
Please love me always, as I will you
For I could not stand the pain if you took your love away

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

            "Reflections"
           (written for Michael)

Sometimes my life resembles raindrops falling
Each part contributing to a whole
Every second that passes brings me closer
Closer to knowing what my purpose is.

Life is a puzzle, new pieces created every day
For a long time, there was a big space
In my life's puzzle
Which is now filled by you.

Bitter-sweet memories of our pasts do not matter anymore,
Because together we shall create new memories to share
Ones that will remain in our lives forever
Even after our youth is gone.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

   "Language, A Fond Embrace"
       (written by Michael a week before our wedding)

What words are there, that can half reveal
The love inside for you I feel?
Language is but a fond embrace
A kiss does little, but touch the face

The earth is but a revolving star,
A broken heart, a lonely scar
I feel it with each breath I take
I feel it in the darkest night

And in the morning when I wake
My love for you is ever bright
I want to hold you in my sleep
I want to dry the tears you weep

I need to bear your weighted mind,
For peace of heart, you deserve to find
I shall not ponder on the past
And wonder why it did not last

I shall stand steadfast before the eyes of God
And stand in footprints where He would have me trod
A war rages mightily within my mind
I fight for survival, lest I find

Myself on knees as a coward be
For all who care of me to see
But I will not shelter from attack
For courage is one thing, I do not lack

I will not sacrifice self-respect
For the one I love, I will not neglect
She will be mine in a time to be,
And all who thought different will at last see

That happiness, I brought to her
And a loving heart, that did not stir
God grant us strength, when in the face
Of boldest lies that cause disgrace

And help us through this troubled time
When life is no longer a nursery rhyme
And keep our love as ever true,
As the love inside our hearts for You.

The stars that stand out in the twilight sky,
In a billion years grow dim and die
But the love we share will always be
It will never wane or go astray

And in the darkest day we'll see
The love that God did bring our way



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Oh Mary...
your words are so lovely for both men..
and his for you? So tender you should frame that last one, the one before your wedding...
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