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Mysteria
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0 posted 08-15-2016 02:17 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Dear poet friends it is with sorrow I tell you that I heard from Michael's brother Terry this morning, and he informed me that our beloved "Deer" has now been moved to Room 341 in Palliative Care, at the VA Medical Center in Miami.  

If you wish to send a card here is where you send it:

Michael Mack (Room 341)
c/o Bruce W. Carter
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1201 N.W. 16th St.
Miami, FL 33125

Please keep Michael in your thoughts and prayers, that each day will come easy for him.    



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1 posted 08-15-2016 02:41 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

I'm very sorry to hear this.  I've learned a few things from this man. Considering he is the ultimate republican and one heck of a debater.  Not that I ever went up against him..he always stood firm in his beliefs and I admire that so much. He is entertaining and informative and stayed true to himself.
Sending my prayers. I wish you peace Balladeer.
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2 posted 08-15-2016 05:35 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Thank you Sharon. My thoughts and prayers are with Michael and his family. Sending my love and hugs to him across the miles.
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3 posted 08-16-2016 08:32 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Thank you so much for the updates, Sharon. They hurt our hearts but intensify our prayers... Who doesn't love that man?
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4 posted 08-19-2016 07:55 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The latest information is that Fran,and friends, are with him through the transition. Just pray for a peaceful release.
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Hang in there buddy.. praying for a speedy recovery!

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6 posted 08-20-2016 04:23 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I just got this from Terry, Michael Mack's brother, so Balladeer's humor is still in tact that is for darn sure.

"Hi Sharon I just got a message from Elizabeth (this is Michael's daughter.)  She's down at the hospital in Miami.   Dominique, Michael’s other daughter came in for the day and when Donnie walked in the room Mike looked up and said, “You must be one of my wives”?  Donnie says, “No I'm your daughter.” They both started laughing.
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7 posted 08-22-2016 11:45 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

God I'm so sorry to hear about this Sharon. Thanks for letting us know about Balladeer. I've always loved his work and will send some thoughts and prayers to sunny Florida for him.
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8 posted 08-23-2016 09:33 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Hi there, I wanted to give you a quick update on our dear Balladeer (Michael Mack on Facebook.) They are keeping him as comfortable as they possibly can in hospice, but that is all they are able to do now. His family have mostly been there to visit him. (Elizabeth Mayberry on Facebook,) who is his daughter, has posted selfies with her Dad on his and her page on Facebook that show his health is quickly declining I am afraid. I am just so grateful this poet's words made it me, and our paths crossed in joy and laughter along with other poets when we all met. I am also so thankful to you Ron, for keeping the archives up and running. I wish him only comfort, and peace, as I am sure all you you do too.


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9 posted 08-24-2016 12:41 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Thanks for the update Sharon. I sent Elizabeth a Facebook message to share with Balladeer if she has time to. I'm so sorry to hear about all this.
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10 posted 08-24-2016 11:32 AM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Parting is truly such sweet sorrow.  I never met Balladeer but his presence on these blue pages is huge. I'm so sorry and so sad..go in peace good poet.  My prayers go out to you.
 
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