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Michael Auguste's Eulogy

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By the sea


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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 Iíve words to say.

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

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

Donít 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, lifeís 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 theyíre dearly loved.
Sometimes just simply hold their hand.

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

Iím ocean sands and salt and spray.
My laughter rides on each waveís 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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1 posted 10-04-2001 03:57 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Michael, this is beautiful, but very sad to read. I too want to be cremated and given back to the sea.   check your email  
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2 posted 10-04-2001 04:10 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Hi Susan.    Thank you for reading this.  Just trying to share a little wisdom and a bit of myself.  No need for concern.  

Michael

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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oops, forgot your hugs, Susan.    ((((hugs))))  It's such a beautiful day here.  I think I'm going fishing and am gonna feed my pet Egret. I see the little beggar over there right now, patiently waiting for me to catch him some fish.   LOL
Have a great day, yourself.

Michael

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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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This is very well done.  I know it is difficult but we should let our wishes be known to those close....because you just never know.
Lovely but sad write.  ~Nancy~

~Time has cast a spell on you,
So that you won't ever forget me.~
††

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Even thou its kind of sad to talk about death. I think this is one of the most beautiful poems I've read, I can tell is from the heart and that makes it special. Thanks and may you have many happy days
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MIchael,

"Iím ocean sands and salt and spray.
My laughter rides on each waveís crest."

I love those two lines.  They are just beautiful! *Hugs* to you for another amazing poem  

I need a darn quote. *chuckles*

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Michael, this is so beautiful, and full of wisdom. I agree, the sea will be where I end up someday, and in the meantime, we need to spread love and kindness if we can.
Hugs
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Beautiful thoughts and wisdom. Wonderfully written. (But what the heck is an Egret??)

If she who dies with the most toys wins, then can I have some toy boys please?

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Michael:

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

I think your words and art will live, long after you are gone.  Hugs!
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YES, absolutely true, all of this and much more! Thank you.
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beautifully done...enjoyed..yes it would be nice if
everyone planted a flower in rememberance or a tree
that blooms in the month of their birth..my birthday
is in May so a pink or white dogwood would be nice ...

                ~Victoria~
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Michael, this is heartwarming. Beautifully written with dignity, and laced with wisdom ... very nicely done!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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Your words will float gently upon the waves
and shimmer within the sands of time.

And flowers will bloom from the ashes of love,
and laughter will echo in the salty spray.

No, Michael
your spirit will not blow away.
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Hi sweetie....it is a sad thing to think about---and I say, in the meantime, give 'em something to talk about!  And I, like you, if anything must be said about me in death--just say that I LIVED!!! ((((((((mikie))))))))
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you will always be remembered
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Missing you tonight
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