For those that know me.
Don't ever call me an arse again????????
Hi Mike, Although I never had the chance to get to know you, I always admired your contributions and did feel I could understand you from how you wrote. You don't know me although I once shared some poetry on here which was nice to do. I am writing this to help give you strength and that you were well thought of and so prayers and blessings to you. x
I so much regret what I read in your first post Mike. Coming back to the forums after a while away and finding this is a blow. I have long admired your own writing and your comments on mine were always perceptive and so welcome. Although we never did meet in person, I felt something of a kindred spirit which I very much valued.
Death is the one common denominator, the one unavoidable, the one shared (and yet not shared) experience. It is the road we all must walk eventually and essentially we walk it alone. May your road be quiet, peaceful and, above all, pain free.
A long number of years ago I wrote a poem, after several bereavements in fairly quick succession, which says something of my views on Life and Death. I humbly offer it now to a valued writing colleague, who will be missed.
Just a Moment
Life is sweetened by these moments:
A handshake, a hug,
A warming smile that
Shines into the beating of our hearts.
Friendship resonates to these moments:
The bell of understanding rings
A deeper tone than words can sing
And the echoes chant our lives.
Time is manifest at these moments:
Everything before collides
With everything after
And the clarity numbs us.
Death is incised by these moments:
The knife edge that slices our continuance,
That separates our being
From the remembering of it.
Grief shivers with these moments:
Reeling back to avoid
Something already passed;
Grasping at what was, but is no longer
Love transcends in these moments:
Enduring the pain,
A testament to loss.
A breath let go,
a quiet breath of acceptance,
and in this moment of darkest night
the stars shimmer .
© Elfstone 13/9/04
Hello Val, things okay here at the moment, I seem to have stabilised. Everyone has thrown the rule book out the window, I should be dead. As I'm not, we've decided to carry on as before.....I went out for a pint last night HaHa! I'm not getting better, that's not going to happen, it's just at this moment, I'm not getting worse.
Thanks so much