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BLUE JAY IN THE MAKING (to my nephew Chad--missing since March 17, 1995)

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Earth Angel
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0 posted 09-03-2002 04:53 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

My nephew was a boy of ten,
Of the crop, he was the cream,
But his claim to fame,
Was his baseball game,
For he played the All-Star team!

He looked so proud in his uniform
As he grinned from ear to ear,
He did his best
And he beat the rest
As "Best Player of The Year"!

His hope and aspiration
Was to play pro-ball some day,
So he gave his all,
When he played baseball
As he dreamed of the great Blue Jays!


God bless you Chad.  May you enjoy the beauty,
peace, and the light of heaven with all the other angels.----Love, Aunt Linda



[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (09-05-2002 08:30 PM).]

© Copyright 2002 Linda L. Dowd - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-03-2002 04:56 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Gosh Linda,  threw a fastball at me,  and I
had to step out of the batter's box and
call time out...

I am so thankful I have my children,  and that
I don't have to wake up each day,  counting
another day...without someone so precious
in my life...

Hugs to you and to his family.....
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Magnus---Thank you for your caring response and I enjoyed that bit of humour thrown in there. It helped me---I was still crying when I read your reply. I was going through some of my earlier poems and came upon this one. I felt moved to write it in the past tense now that he is no longer with us. We were closer than many mothers and sons. He was my sister's son and he always referred to me as his Second Mom---which indeed I was. Thank You. I feel better now.

Linda
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The title...
The verse...
God bless, Linda.

Mike
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Mike---your response may have been short, but it was very, very sweet. Thank you.

Linda
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(smiles) And I know with a wonderful determination and heart like his Chad will find his way into the Tornoto Blue Jays roster, I believe in it! (kiss on cheek) God Bless You both, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Linda, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Noah---It has been unbelieveably painful losing him---he was only 18 when he disappeare without a trace on Lake Ontario. Neither he nor the other 5 boys were ever found. The documentary "Vigil of Hope" is still seen quite often, here in Canada.

Linda
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How sad. It may feel good to keep his memory alive, but so terribly painful at the same time. My heart feels heavy for you, and for the other families who are forever tied together with yours in this tragedy.
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Very sad Linda,

I am a Jays fan myself, I visit Toronto frequently,

A moving tribute

Aaron
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Earth Angel
(HUGS)..And you can bet he is playing baseball!!!


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Midnitesun---What kind and comforting words. Thank you. This tragedy in my life also had a profound effect on my writing as well---At times I draw on those memories of pain,  loss and sorrow---my pen writes dark and dreary. Fortunately, I don't stay in that place very long.

Linda
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Zall---Glad to hear you're a Jays fan! Go Jays!
Thank you for being so caring.

Kitty---I believe you and Noah are right! Chad is playing with the Blue Jays in spirit!
God bless you!

Love,
Linda
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Wonderfully written...a real tribute
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Toe---I thank you deeply for that!

Linda
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EA

this is an ultimately sweet tribute
(wipe a tear)
when dreams die
it's as sad as when children do
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RLbaba---it means a lot to me that you dropped by to pay your respects to my nephew.

Linda
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That was a beautiful dedication to your nephew... He is hitting them out of the park up there now.... You have expressed a young man's dreams well here....

Sherry       
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Sherry---Chad was a phenomonally talented athlete. Not only did he excell at baseball, but after only two months of martial arts training, he came in second place in the provincial championships held in Toronto. In highschool he also won top athlete of the year awards.

Thank you,
Linda
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After posting my last reply, I realized that it was my 500 th posting since I started with PIP just a week ago yesterday! Thank you Chad---I know you had something to do with that!  Love, Aunt Linda
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Hugs
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Dark Angel---So much said with just lone little word. Thank you.

Linda
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Earth Angel

A tender memory lives within this poem of him..as I'm sure he will always be present in your heart.  
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Martie---thank you for dropping by. Your comments were very warm and caring--like you are, as I have gathered from reading your poems, and replies to others.

Linda

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Oh my goodness! I couldn't imagine losing someone so young. I have 3 babies and I would die if something happened to them. Nice tribute! God bless you and your family.

Nothing ever happens unless first a Dream - Rod

[This message has been edited by Rodney Belcher (09-05-2002 11:19 AM).]

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I'm so very sorry for your loss Linda. I know of nothing else to say. I too, lost a nephew once, but he was only 5 years old and was very sickly from birth. I know my pain was great at the time, but it simply cannot compare with the loss of someone so close to manhood and so beloved by you. *Hugs*
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