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When and Where (for Jan's challenge)

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Jeffrey Carter
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0 posted 06-05-2000 03:19 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

This is my favorite poem because it makes me look back and remember a very special person. Even though He is gone, we will always be together, for He will always be in my heart.
Jan, I thank for this challenge.


When And Where  (in memory of a friend)

As I sit here on the shore
and watch the waves roll in
It brings back the memories
of when and where again

I can see your deep blue eyes
upon the cresent moon
and all I can think about
is that sunlit afternoon

Back when we were only kids
who thought we knew it all
Always running head on in life
Never afraid to take a fall

I can't believe just how naive
we really were back then
Thinking we could conquer the world
when we were merely men

We failed to see all the stop signs
life threw up along the way
'Til you were abruptly taken from me
on that fateful day

I wish that I could rub a lamp
and bring you back again
As I sit here thinking of a time
of when and where again

*******************************

In loving memory of
Robert Christopher Beaver
02/18/70-06/24/92

I shall never forget you my friend.



 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

© Copyright 2000 Jeffrey D. Carter - All Rights Reserved
Kit McCallum
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1 posted 06-05-2000 07:16 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This is an incredibly wonderful tribute to your friend Jeffrey ... lovely words and sentiments to warm your heartfelt memories. I'm sorry for your loss ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
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2 posted 06-05-2000 08:27 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

jeff,
i remember this poem,
im so glad you picked it for the
challenge...its very special...
a perfect and loving tribute to your friend
thank you my friend,
later-jeff-gator
jm

 I think I could need - this in my life
I think I'm just scared - that I know too much
I can't relate and that's a problem
I'm feeling ...
If you're gone - maybe it's time to go home
There's an awful lot of breathing room
But I can hardly move
If you're gone - baby you need to come home
cuz there's a little bit of something me...
In everything in you.
~MB20~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~

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3 posted 06-05-2000 09:01 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Jeff--

this was beautiful hon! brought a tear to
my eye. such a lovely tribute to someone
who apparently was a very special part of
your life. You more than met JM's challenge.
Thanks so much for chosing this one and
sharing. It really is quite lovely!

amy  


 "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



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4 posted 06-05-2000 11:47 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Jeffrey, brought tears to my eyes AGAIN.  Bravo sir, on your sharing such an intimate piece of your life.  You honor him well with this, that's for sure....
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5 posted 06-05-2000 04:35 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

I'm sure that Jan and Gen remember the story behind this poem, but for those who don't, here it is

Chris was my best friend. We grew up together. He was killed in a car accident in which I was the driver. It took me almost eight years to finally be able to put these words to paper, and then only after visiting his grave for the first time since his funeral. As I was kneeling there crying, and asking his foregiveness, I felt this incredible feeling of absolute peace come over me. I knew at that moment that Chris was there with me. (I know this may sound strange, but it DID happen)
I knew he was sending me a message, He had foregiven me. He had all along, I think.

Thank you all for your heartfelt replies,
I really appreciate them.

 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

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6 posted 06-05-2000 04:46 PM       View Profile for amazon_lover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amazon_lover

Hi Jeff
Friends are forever and its a heartfelt message to everyone of us. I have a friend who makes me feel the same way. He's a great person in mind and heart. I have abused him in so many ways but his kindness always reigned supreme. I adore him and respect him and we're very close friends now.

Sincerely
A_L
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7 posted 06-05-2000 05:02 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Jeff that was a beautiful tribute to your friend. thanks for sharing  

 ------------------------
"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"-Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
Nicky Wire, A design for Life.

manic street preachers
"Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany
Culture, alienation, boredom and despair"

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

E.E Cummings.


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8 posted 06-05-2000 05:42 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

A lovely tribute to you friend, I can see why it would be your favorite, Jeffrey.

Corinne
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9 posted 06-05-2000 08:36 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Jeffrey,

What a lovely touching tribute to your friend.  I am glad that you were forgiven and have come to terms with things, my friend.  I think this is one of my favorites of yours.  Great writing!!  

Lone Wolf


 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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10 posted 06-06-2000 12:08 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

I just wanted to say.....

The next time we all see our best friend, be it our spouse, our mom, or even our pet, should take the time to let them know how much they are loved and appreciated. We are not promised a tomorrow on this earth. That is a lesson I learned the hard way.

Love to you all  

 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

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What a wonderful and lovely poem to
write about a friend.  A great tribute.

Such Jeffrey style.

~netswan
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12 posted 06-06-2000 12:35 AM       View Profile for Dragon's Soul   Email Dragon's Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dragon's Soul

Jeff,,,,,,,,,buddy
I feel your pain
i too have lost a best freind
I loved the poem it really touched me
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13 posted 06-07-2000 06:05 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Teresa (netswan),

Thank you m'friend. Sorry we haven't caught each other online recently, been working very hard  

Dragon's soul,

Thanks, The loss of a friend is not an easy one to go through, but over time the pain does subside.

By the way, welcome to passion's

 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

 
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