A poem, She loved the color of lavender

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A picture collage echoes her love for her husband and family

She loved the color of lavender

I always knew

Just what to get her

A blouse, a coat, a skirt, even a purple straw hat

She would always smile and say,

" Oh you didn't need to buy that "

She was my childhood soulmate, my Sister Virgie whom we laid to rest yesterday

All of her loved one's were there

Those near and far away

A picture collage echoed her love for her husband and family

Her wedding day, the birth of a child, merry Christmas times

All smiling happily

My main focus, she is free, free of pain that was uncontrollable, finally peace and rest

The minister spoke eloquently concerning her life

Stating that she had done her very best

He spoke about a transition of peaceful sleep

His message I hold dear

And will forever keep

Locked within my heart until we meet again

My soulmate Virgie

My best childhood friend....RIP Sis.


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janie farris. 4 years ago

very good poem


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Ruby,that was beautiful. I'm very sorry for you loss. How wonderful to have a friend like that for so many years. Thank you for sharing this very warm and human tribute.


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Ruby, I am so sorry about your loss. I am glad you had someone like her for so long. Hugs.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Ruby, I;m so sorry you lost your best friend. It must be hurting you.

Voted up and beautiful with lots of hugs and lol, Joyce.


Kris Risley 4 years ago

Hi Ruby! It was so nice to see you at the funeral and to learn more about my grandma's sister who I remember from when I was a child but who I have not had the privilege of truly knowing when I am an adult! It was so nice to learn about you. To hear about your life! To remember stories of my grandma! The funeral was nice! I too think of her as being Free! Lavender was her favorite color - the picture board was such a nice reminder of this! We will miss her a lot and know that she is free and in a beautiful place. It was nice to remember and spend time with my family! I feel especially at peace in that cemetery where so many of my family live! xoxo


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Ruby. You write of her through love, and your years of friendship will always remain with you. She found peace without pain and there is alot to be said for that. I am sorry you lost your friend, your sister someone so dear to you.


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blaise25 4 years ago from close to you...

I'm sorry for your loss. *hugs* This is so beautiful and touching. Your sister is surely happy and never leaves your side. xoxo


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sofs 4 years ago

Ruby, I am sorry for your loss. A lovely tribute to a lovely person.. (((((Hugs)))) to you my dear. Take care.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Ruby I am so sorry to hear of your loss. A friendship that lasted so many years and will continue in your memories. Sending you big (((Hugs)))


Flora Breen Robison 4 years ago

This is a beautiful tribute to your sister and best friend. We should all be so lucky to have such a close relationship with our siblings. Hopefully your memories of her will bring you comfort.


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bearnmom 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This is very nicely versed. I'm sorry for your loss. Keep writing. In times of loss, I find I write my best poetry.


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Dear Ruby, I am so sorry for your loss, hugs and prayers to you! This is such a heartfelt loving tribute to a sweet dear sister, you are amazing!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Janie, Thank you for commenting...Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bill, Thank you my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Becky, Thank you...


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Oh Ruby,

My heart is heavy for your loss that you have expressed with such love, wonder and beauty. I can only imagine the feelings you are experiencing right now.

I am sending you all of the love and hugs I possibly can. Today, I will also wear lavender. Your sister will "always" be with you, my dear friend.

WHAT a powerful heartwrenching song, so perfect!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Kris, It was good to see you too. Your Grandma Virgie was always me big sister protector. We share a lot of memories. She was so proud of you and your sister, each time you got another degree she would brag. I went to your counselling site, very impressive. Thank you for commenting, stay in touch..Love


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mike, Thank you my friend.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Blaise, Thank you my friend.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sophie, Thank you my friend..


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Hello Rosemary, Thank you my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Flora, Thank you my friend.


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Hello bearnmom, Nice to meet you, Thank you.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello BeyondMax, Thank you my friend.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mar, Thank you my friend.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Your poem perfectly describes why I always wanted a sister. It is a lovely tribute to Virgie. I know you miss her so much and faith in Jesus gives us the hope of seeing loved ones again someday. It will be a happy day when you get to embrace her again. Bless you dear always exploring.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

I am picturing you, Ruby, with tears running from your eyes as you typed this lovely tribute to your soulmate sister, Virgie. And I can see you smiling as you recall how much she loved the color, lavender, and how grateful she was when you gave her a gift in that color.

She is now at peace and looking down on you with love and gratitude. Your beloved memories, my dear, will keep you strong. Trust me, I know. Love, bj


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Just had to drop by and offer my condolences, Ruby, on the loss of one so dear to you. It was a beautiful tribute to your dear sister and a lovely poem, truly a chance to express your love and deep connection with your soulmate. My deepest sympathies on your loss.

May God send you comfort in this difficult time.

Love,

Peg


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Ruby, so very, very sorry for your loss. How fortunate you were to be so close to your sister and to call her your best friend. Your poem is a beautiful, loving tribute to her! God bless you.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Hyphen,Thank you my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drbj, Thank you my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Peg, Thank you my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Poetic, Thank you my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

I haven't been able to express my gratitude the way I wanted to. I want you all to know that I appreciate you all very much. Your words of comfort means the world to me. You all are like family to me and I dearly love you all. Thank you...


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Hugs Ruby. Just to let you know I am thinking of you.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Becky for coming back to give me a hug. Bless you..Cheers


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

My dear Ruby, so sorry about your sister. I know the bond I have my brother and can only imagine how you feel. You are in my prayers Ruby, as well as my family. I am sure in time she will know exactly how you feel and all you left unsaid Ruby. This tribute says a lot. In time my dear friend, she will wait. Know that this is only the beginning Ruby. Always in my heart, Ricky.


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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

So sorry about your loss. Truly. And what a powerful singer, Susan Boyle, is to close your language of tribute. Best regards.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh How beautiful.. and so sorry your lost your friend.. Bless you my dear. You picked a great video.. Susan can sing wow!!

debbie


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Dear Ruby, I am very sorry to hear about your sister, this is such a beautiful tribute to Virgie, to experience a bond like this is so very special...

I am sending you love and hugs and am thinking of you, Lesley x


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leigh anns page 4 years ago from New Jersey

Beautiful,wonderful poem. Sorry for the loss of your sister


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ricky, Thank you so much for comforting words. I do miss her. I know time heals pain..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ytsenah, Thank you so much, and yes, Susan Boyle has the most beautiful voice. Cheers Thank you again..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Debbie, Good to see you. Thank you for thoughtful words. I've been out of the loop, I'm sure I've missed some of your poetry. Cheers my friend.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Lesley, Thank you so much for thoughts and hugs, I appreciate you..Cheers my friend.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello leigh anns Page, Happy to meet you. Thank you for coming by...


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epigramman 4 years ago

RUBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY - where ya be?

I love my Ruby and I miss you.

This lovely heartfelt tribute says as much about 'she' as it does 'you' - the lady behind the pen with the lovingly pure heart and the beautiful mind.

lake erie time 11:54am and sending my warm wishes and good energy to you


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello EPI, It's good to see you. I have been out of the loop, trying to deal with this death, plus so much more. I will be around. I've missed you too. Thank you for sweet words. Warm wishes to you my friend...


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

It's a lovely tribute you've written for your sister and "soulmate." How fortunate you were to have her in your life. What a loss for you to lose her. I wish you peace and comfort as you continue life without her on earth, but with her in your heart.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello WannaB Writer, Your comment is so comforting. Thank you so much. Cheers my friend..


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I just came back to let you know that I am thinking of you and hope you are well today.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

I am well Hyphen. Thank you so much. I'm getting back into reading hubs. I am so far behind. Cheers my Dear friend.


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

My condolences, Ruby, but what a wonderfully touching way to pay tribute to your honored friend. You are awesome!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Hi AE. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Thanks for sharing with us this tribute to your sister and friend.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Even though people pass away, they will always live in our memories.

Your composition is so wonderful.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Donna, Thank you. Your comment is very touching. I appreciate your kindness..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Dexter, Thank you for coming by. All of my friends commenting makes it easier. Thank's again...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Vinaya, Your words are so true. Memories of her will forever be with me. Thank you my friend.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Dear always, I can feel the deep love you shared with your sister Virgie in the words of this lovely elegy. She loved the color of lavendar is such a sweet reminder that the important moments of our lives are shared with the people who know us best. Kind regards and sympathy, snakeslane. Thanks for the song.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello snakeslane, Thank you. She was here before I was born so i've never been without her, there's an emptiness inside that will heal in time. Thank you again for kind and loving words..You're welcome, I love the song too..


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b. Malin 4 years ago

What a Beautiful Tribute to your Sister, Ruby. I am so sorry for your loss. You've got a lot of Happy Memories and stories to share with the family and friends who also loved her...Gone, but never forgotten in our Hearts. LOL, dear Friend.


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

very nice, deep and loving hub, a beautiful tribute to the sister, Kudos.

Girish


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Dear Ruby , please accept my sincere condolences ( and hugs) on your loss. This is a beautifully breathtaking eulogy. She will be so proud of your thoughts and memories.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Oh Ruby, I am so sorry for your loss. I would be bereft without my sister. Hugs to you across the miles my dear!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello b., Thank you for comforting words. Gone but not forgotten, True. She had two daughters and five Grandchildren who will miss her terribly. Thank you again my friend...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Girish, Nice to see you. Thank you for commenting. I appreciate your kindness..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Docmo, Thank you for a thoughtful comment. I have lots of good memories of her..Like they say, " Gone but not forgotten. " Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Audrey, Thank you. Spend as much time with your Sister as possible. Hugs to you my friend..


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Sorry for your loss of a beloved sister. Obviously still close at heart. Beautiful poem tribute too.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello girltalksshop, Happy to see you and thank you for kind words. Cheers my friend


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ShalahChayilJOY 4 years ago from Billings, Montana

Such a beautiful tribute to the love shared between sisters.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

My friend, Ruby, I am so sorry for your loss. I believe that your sister is smiling on the heaven. My love and my pray always for you. God bless!

Prasetio


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wynnestudios 4 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

Remembering the best moments mean the most. Great hub!


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drpastorcarlotta 4 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Hi Ruby love you much!Pray tht your sister knew the Lord, absent from the body, present with the Lord she is.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello ShalahChayilJoy, Happy to meet you. Thank you so much...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Prasetio, Bless you for coming by. Thank you for thoughtful words...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Wynnestudios, Your comment is so true..Thank you so much..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drpastor, She knew the Lord. Bless you for coming by. Love you too.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Ruby - First- I send my heartfelt condolences to you and your loved ones. Losing a sibling is a loss like no other. You did your dear sister proud with this eloquent ode to her wonderful life. I am honored for having read this.

Blessings


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello shiningirisheyes, Happy to meet you. Your comment touches my heart. thank you so much..Cheers


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Aaawh, such a sweet tribute. Sorry to hear about that. I'm sure you will Treasure those sweet memories you have - the time you spent together. Take Care.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Elena, Sweet of you to come by. Thank you. I will always have treasured memories. Cheers my friend..


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

ruby, you made me choke, while reading this beautiful poem.

bless you, my friend!


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Erin LeFey 4 years ago from Maryland

Ruby, you have my heart dear sister, I can only imagine how you must feel. Your words are a loving tribute and your sister, I'm sure, is missing you too. May you be comforted by love and memories and knowing you are loved by so many who are praying for your peace and healing through this time. Love always, Erin


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Erin, Thank you so much. I must say that this has brought a hurt that lingers, I know in time i will heal. Thank you my kind friend. Thank you for love. I appreciate you more than i could ever express...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ruchira, Somehow I missed your comment. Thank you so much for coming and for your blessings. I know i will see her again, and she will be pain-free, that's the wonderful promise God gave us..


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Beautiful write Ruby, though when I read your sister passed away, i felt sadness.

May God always be with her and to your family as well.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello unknown spy, Thank you so much. Your words bring comfort...


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Beautiful work as always but such a shame it was in these circumstances. Hugs and prayers to you Ruby.xx


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello acaetnna, Happy to see your beautiful smile. Thank you for hugs and prayers..Blessings my friend..


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

So Sorry Always,

there are times that we keep a fast pace in our schedule, but came back to get a surprissing read and sadly, your soulmate is gone to join our maker. The more we see life as a second of time for our creator, the better we appreciate it. This really moved me to tears... We as writers have a different spirit and we attempt to lay it down in our own creativity. Thanks for sharing a very important part of you in this hub.

LORD


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Lord, Thank you so much for reading, your comment touched me deeply. You are correct, when sadness hits us, the first thing we want to do is grieve on paper. Eventhough she is gone, her memory is with me daily..Cheers my friend..


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picadilly 4 years ago from Schaumburg, IL

My dear your sister although gone from this world is still so much with you I am sure! A new angel with wings to watch over you as you complete your journey her in this world. What a lovely woman she is to embrace the color of purple... a passion for the loving of life I feel she embraced. You have been so brave to share thhis facet of your life with so many..thank you! I keep you in my thoughts and prayers! xo


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Picadilly, So nice to see you. Thank you for your uplifing comment. It means a lot to me..Thank you for prayers..Cheers


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

May she rest in Peace! it is sad to know that she's gone but i know her memory lives...you're such a sweet soul Ruby...miss you...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello raciniwa, I've been wondering about you. You haven't written anything for some time. I miss you too. Hope you are ok. Thank you for words of kindness..Hugs.


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radhikasree 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

Your poem reminded me of my sister who used to stitch dresses for me. Nice tribute!

Up and beautiful.


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago

This poem is beuatiful and touching, I am sorry for your loss. I voted up and beautiful!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello radhikasree, Nice to see you..My sister was not into sewing, but she loved doing ceramics. I have some pretty pieces she made for me. Thank you so much for coming..Cheers


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

You are a very deserving lady. I definitely voted up.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Integrity, Thank you for kind words..Cheers


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

Cheers, Ruby. HAH-HAH!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Yes, I knew it was you..HaHa..You SHINE...


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

Beautiful poem. Sorry for you loss.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Gals, Thank you very much.....

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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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