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Remembering Alex

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Beki
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0 posted 02-28-2000 06:39 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Beki


I do not weep, although my loss
Seems more than I can bear.
How can I listen to the drums
When Alex isn't there?

His magic fingers on the skins
Were tender from the start;
Each loving beat revealed to me
The music in his heart.

It was the music, and his smile
That set my heart at ease;
How could I  help but love the man
Who tried so hard to please?

His childish antics on the stage
An innocence betrayed.
For all his life's experience
He showed us, when he played,

He carried still a child within,
One who was quick to care.
His heart was like a child's heart,
Brimming with love to share.

He shared that love with everyone
Who let him draw them in
With his caring, quick acceptance
And his sweet infectuous grin.

I know that I have gained because
He shared that love with me.
He found his way into my heart
And became my family.

I'll miss him more than words can say.
I loved how he would sing
Just for me if I asked him to -
There wasn't anything

That touched my heart the way he did
Whenever he would say,
"be careful, baby, I love you,"
In his gentle quiet way.

I'll try remembering his eyes,
The way he loved his drums;
The way he sang his favorite song,
Whenever sorrow comes.

I will not stand at his grave and weep,
That never was his style.
Instead I'll choose to walk away
Remembering his smile.




[This message has been edited by Beki (edited 02-29-2000).]
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Mike
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1 posted 02-28-2000 06:52 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Truly wonderful poem.
Aimster
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2 posted 02-28-2000 07:00 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~Beki
*wiping away tears* this was so heartfelt and emotional...felt it all the way to my toes. i know what its like to lose a loved one and someone so important to you. it is good that you can remember him and smile. healing takes a long time, its a long journey, but you do get there eventually. please take care, and keep writing. great poem!
Amy  

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3 posted 02-28-2000 07:17 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Beki~
This is a truly heart-felt tribute to someone you loved very much.  Your tenderness shows throughout.

*Hugs* to you.  
Smile a smile for Alex.
~*Marge*~


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Beki
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4 posted 02-28-2000 07:51 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you, Mike, Amy and MArge. Alex was the percussionist in my boss's band. He died 3 years ago after having a stroke on his birthday. I miss him very much.
Denise
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5 posted 02-28-2000 10:10 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

He sounds like he was a special person. This is a lovely tribute to him. Wonderful poem, Beki!

Denise
Nan
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6 posted 02-28-2000 10:52 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I have some of those same feelings myself, Beki.... You've somehow managed to bring them all back... Nice job
Beki
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7 posted 02-29-2000 03:51 AM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you Denise and Nan.I appreciate your comments  
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Beki,First i would like to say Im sorry for the terrible loss that you`ve been thru.
I can see that he is now and forever in your dreams and heart.
Your piece here has a flow that will most surely put a smile in his heart.
Take care and thank you.
Beki
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9 posted 02-29-2000 03:29 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you Ruff Ryder    I wrote this on the first anniversary of his death, went to visit his grave, dug a hole under the stone and left a copy of the poem. I like to think he's read it and smiles.  
Danny Holloway
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10 posted 02-29-2000 03:38 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Beki, this is a wonderful poem. So sad that you lost someone who meant so much.
You wrote about him so well that you honor him with your loving expression.
Keep a strong heart.

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11 posted 02-29-2000 03:50 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Beki: To have someone remember us with love and cherish the smiles we brought into their life is a tremendous tribute... your poem is another. Beautiful!
Beki
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12 posted 02-29-2000 05:14 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Thank you Danny and Suthern for your words of encouragement.  
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 02-29-2000 06:45 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A wonderfully written poem a and very fine tribute to a special person. The love poured forth in this lovely piece.
Liz
 
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