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A beloved Poet, 1slick_lady - Helen May Chambers

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Sunshine
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0 posted 07-17-2013 02:10 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


It is with sadness and regret that I post today that our Helen May Chambers, best known around here as 1slick_lady, passed away last night after several years of fighting cancer.

Helen picked up her life and lived it with courage. She started posting on Facebook and oftentimes her poems would find themselves displayed among family and friends, but she was last seen on the blue pages in 2007. I believe this was her last poem at that time.
http://piptalk.com/main/forumdisplay.cgi?action=displayarchive&number=96&topic=003306

I note on this poem that Seymour Tabin left a gracious reply as only he would.

But she connected with her PiP friends on Facebook as well. And she shared the news after every doctor’s visit. Not so long ago, she noted that her cancer was in remission. We all cheered!

Apparently our Good Lord found a reason to bring her Home. I know in my heart, she left this world with grace, and dignity.

You may find her information here on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/bob.slicker/posts/10200982344294230?comment_id=5770311&offset=0&total_comments=18


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1 posted 07-17-2013 02:21 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I will truly, truly miss her.  She became a wonderful internet friend.  She was the lady with the images, and could take me to places in my mind I could never have gone without her.

She was one hell of a fighter, our Helen.  Some of her recent poetry posted on Facebook certainly shows her fight.  

Helen Chambers on Facebook

Martie
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2 posted 07-17-2013 02:22 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

RIP on wings of angels, fly without the need of words
Lady Goodman
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3 posted 07-17-2013 02:36 PM       View Profile for Lady Goodman   Email Lady Goodman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lady Goodman

...at a literal loss, for words.

oh my Helen...i can't believe she is gone...
Margherita
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4 posted 07-17-2013 02:37 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Oh, this makes me very sad! I admired dear Helen's poetry and her personality. Thank you, Karilea, for letting us know, so that we can accompany her with a prayer while she returns Home.

Will go read again some of her poems, she was very gifted.

Hugs to all, we will miss her.

Margherita

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I am mastered totally by Love."
(Rumi)

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5 posted 07-17-2013 03:06 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Thank you for letting us know Karilea.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Helen's family.
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6 posted 07-17-2013 03:25 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

Sorry to hear about this.   She had a great gift.  May God reward her for her strong spirit and bring comfort to her family.
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7 posted 07-17-2013 05:00 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Helen was such a beautiful spirit..
She will be remembered with love.
jwesley
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8 posted 07-17-2013 07:18 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

My heart skip-beats, missing the breath of her.

jimmy
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9 posted 07-17-2013 08:15 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

I also followed Helen on facebook. She was one great lady with all the strenght it took to fight this desease.She lost the battle, but not without doing all she could to push it away. jo
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I can't believe this.  I knew she had cancer, but I didn't know how bad it was - I hardly ever touch Facebook and the last time I saw, she was doing well . . . I saw this last night, when I was drawn in by replies to my poems, but couldn't reply then to them, nor this, nor all those beautiful poems posted to her memory nor the duet by her and Charly.  I have no words, only tears and bone-rattling shock.

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I will keep her in my prayers.

Juju

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12 posted 07-19-2013 11:09 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Typing through tears... Helen's poetry delighted and humbled me, but it was the remarkable woman that really impressed me. Her strength was astounding, her love for friends and family was immeasurable.

Rest in peace, dear lady... heaven's gain is our loss.

My sincere sympathies to her family and all who loved her.
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OH my god, even though i dont post on here anymore, i still come back from time to time to read some of my favorite poets here, and for some reason i was drawn back here today to find out this terrible and sad news. I first went to the open poetry pages and didnt even have to open up any of the few poems dedicated to our dear Helen when i realized something very sad just happened.. . i was holding my hand over my mouth as i gasped while i read that she is gone. Gone forever. I simply adored her poetry, and the many conversations we shared through emails over the years. She was just such a wonderful human being. But i absolutely had no idea that she was even sick in the first place and that it was this serious. Thats the bad thing about tomorrow's.. is that sometime they never come.. i only wish i could have said, goodbye, in a note to her.. god im going to miss her.. this is just sooo very sad.. she was just way to young to be gone already. Rest in peace dear friend.. thanks for sharing your heart and soul with us all these years.. i just hope she realized how much she meant to so many.. just soo soo sad
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14 posted 07-24-2013 05:21 AM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

I only knew Helen through her poetry but am nevertheless saddened by her passing.  My most sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Huan Yi
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15 posted 07-30-2013 08:05 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

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"after several years of fighting cancer."


I would like to know how many years
It would help me personally to know the lenght
and depth of her courage . . .


John


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16 posted 08-03-2013 10:28 AM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

John,
Check your email.
Huan Yi
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17 posted 08-04-2013 02:19 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

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Krawdad


I did

Thank you


John


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18 posted 09-15-2013 10:25 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

Peace Helen
 
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