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In Loving Memory (a trilogy of repost in honor of my brother)

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JamesMichael
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25 posted 01-26-2004 07:04 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Lovely words for us and him to read...James
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26 posted 01-26-2004 07:04 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Dearest Karen,
You tug on such a weak heart of mine. Pain I only partially understand. Yet with so much empathy. Your writing still means a lot to me. I am blessed by your remembering. Also remember this...I think of you often. God bless sweet friend.
&


P.S. I loved every word of your recall. And don't forget that I believe:

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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27 posted 01-26-2004 07:56 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

OH Larry? Yer my buddy...

and to all of you, I wanted to extend my gratitude once again. I felt funny doing this, kind of like it was a cheap play on sympathy, but I just decided to do this the way my brother always did--he never cared what other people thought of his motives and always lived sincere in the moment.

So thanks again. I truly think I've found some closure, and so many of you have been holding my hand during some pretty intense times for me.

Blessings to you all.

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28 posted 01-26-2004 09:48 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Not forgotten....a beautiful tribute.
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29 posted 01-26-2004 11:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Just Beyond My Eye is quite possibly one of the greatest poems I have ever read. I could go into a long speech about why it is so masterful....but I won't because that's not the point here. I'm very sorry for your loss, sweet friend. One never gets over things like this...we just give way to acceptance and melancholy. May the years lessen the pain and the memories dry the tears....no one can read these without feeling close to you. I know I do...
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30 posted 01-27-2004 12:59 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Hey girl...hugs ok? There arent words so just hugs
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31 posted 01-27-2004 07:36 PM       View Profile for Ravenwolfvoyager   Email Ravenwolfvoyager   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ravenwolfvoyager

I'm sorry for the pain of your loss. Your heart is big enough to hold the world and the love for your brother long enough to last an eternity. Thank you for sharing this Karen.  
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32 posted 01-27-2004 07:39 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Just more ...just cuz...smile

"When the power of love overcomes the love
of power the world will know peace."
--Jimi Hendrix

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33 posted 01-28-2004 09:44 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I didn't just read every word... I went back to read again... What a beautiful tribute... what love shines through.
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34 posted 01-28-2004 09:56 AM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

yes I read every thoughtful , touching word

Hugs Karen


Hope
Kit McCallum
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35 posted 01-29-2004 07:37 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This tribute in trilogy to your brother touched me not only through content, but through the clarity and warmth of pure emotion that this carried throughout. Never apologize for the length Karen ... this was a treasure to read every heart-felt word.

I too, believe ...

Best wishes and hugs to you,
/Kit
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36 posted 01-29-2004 07:43 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

The love shines through, the devotion overflows, the binding threads of sibling ties wrap it so exquisitly. You have touched my heart very deeply
Take care, dear poetess
Liz
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37 posted 01-29-2004 11:16 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Would have sworn I added this to the library the first time ....

Susan Caldwell
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38 posted 01-29-2004 11:17 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Would have sworn I added this to the library the first time ....

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39 posted 01-29-2004 02:15 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

What more respect could one human being ever hope for. My heart overflows with the love, and also the pain in this Karen.  May time find a comfortable place for you to keep him always right there when you need him.  I do understand this feeling more than I can say.

I was blinded by my grief.
Lazarus, already freed--
stood there just beyond my eye--
so much more alive than I

Of course he reads, and I bet he's smiling too?  You painted this gentle giant in such love that I could almost see him strumming that guitar.  Keith, dont you worry we've got her covered.

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40 posted 01-29-2004 02:24 PM       View Profile for scorpio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for scorpio

Karen, I read it all...and wiped a tear from my eye.  

believe in what your heart feels...

Christopher
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41 posted 01-29-2004 04:14 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

(and yes, i read the whole thing)
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42 posted 01-30-2004 12:51 AM       View Profile for Rockfish   Email Rockfish   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rockfish

a very complex emotion
you leave
the reader

one of empathy
sympathy
admiration of talent

incredible
passing shadows
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I know what it's like...I just don't have a date for mine
Dark Angel
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44 posted 01-30-2004 10:27 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

A beautiful and touching  tribute to your brother Karen, I can only image the pain you're going through..I'm so sorry for your loss.

and yes, I believe the dead can read.

m'friend.

M

Beauty of the world which is soon to perish has two edges, one of laughter and one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
(by Virginia Woolf)

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45 posted 01-27-2007 12:56 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I didn't forget, Keith.

It's just harder to remember now.

Zach is seventeen...can y'believe it?

He plays guitar too, and you'd be so proud--he's good, and Krista wants to learn the flute--she is gorgeous too--makes me nervous.

It's probably best things turned out this way--we miss you, but I don't think Cathy could stand this without ya'll.

So give kisses to Cathy, and hug Dad, and tell him I'm gonna stomp some marigolds come spring.

I love you.
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46 posted 01-27-2007 03:23 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


And from these eyes

*touching* ... so very *touching*
and Serenity .... we never forget .... never~

*Huglets*
~*me

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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