Because that's what writers do ...........

His Name is Jerry

My brother died yesterday as we stood and sat quietly around the hospital bed He died softly surrounded by those who loved and cherished him When he took his last breath after the plastic support system of life was gently taken away he lived for about two more eternal hours as we waited and grieved. I , your friend ahorseback , will write about Jerry no doult , and when I do I will spread his words too , because I learned from him too about poetry , about writing and about the beauty of living , of family , of brothers and of sharing . The writing will help him I believe and it will help me too. The ways of words and of writing was given to me from someplace of which I'm not sure of . So Jerry , we know of losing brothers , don't we ? And losing you is just another part of living . As to my friends here on hubpages . I will return again soon!

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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

ahorseback...well what to say...but my prayers are here for Jerry, and be sure his soul will rest in peace. he is lucky to have a brother like you. Jerry will live more through your writings (which you told you learnt from him) then most living people here on earth, I hope.

Please take care. Hope to see you soon here with more about Jerry and life as a whole.

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Ghaelach 4 years ago


Although a writer lives with words, in times like these it's best to say nothing.

Just to let you know that your brotherhood of writers are standing by you in your hour of need.


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

So sorry for your loss. Regards, snakeslane

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sassydee 4 years ago from los angeles, ca

voted up and beautiful. I too have a brother Jerry who is passing away but we get to enjoy him awake and alive untill that sudden day, sorry for your loss

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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

My condolences to you and your family in this loss. I'm sure you will have great memories and stories to share.

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Joy56 4 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..... Come back to us soon and share....... hugs Brenda Scully

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Understanding, patience, birth , life , death, infinity.

Beauty in words that we write, just like in life, the memories are forever.

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

I am very sorry for your pain. I have also lost family members who were very close to me. I will be praying for you.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I am so sorry. I lost my Sister Virgie on May the 13th this year and i still grieve as i know you are too. I wrote about it and it helped, so looking forward to reading about your Brother. Blessings to you my friend..

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kevins blog52 4 years ago from southern Indiana

I'm sorry for your loss ahorseback,you have my condolences,I have four brothers and we are all getting to the age we,well , God bless you and yours.

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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

So sorry to hear about your loss. You will miss your brother greatly. My prayers are with you in this difficult time as you grieve.

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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in your own words, they are beautiful.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

So sorry for your lose. Your brother is now with God but you have to go on. It's not easy but our loved ones never really leave us they are with us still and especially in our hearts. God bless.

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krsharp05 4 years ago from 18th and Vine

Beautifully written. I can only assume it's true, if so, my condolences. You wrote a tremendous tribute. -K

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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Sending hugs your way ahorseback, please accept my condolences on the loss of your brother.

Keep writing my friend, Lesley

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eddy4me 4 years ago from Wales.

Oh I am so sorry for you and your family. I can feel your pain and also your closeness to your brother .

Take as much time as you need and we will all be waiting here for you.

Take care my dear friend and I share my emapathy with you.

Lots of love .


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ImKarn23 4 years ago friend - i am so so so soooooo sorry for you loss!! i am here - whenever you return - and know that i am thinking of you and hoping you are faring as well as possible! You are a deep, introspective, old soul - and while i know you will cope - i also know you will...'feel'...this deeply and forever! i - and we hubbers - care!

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teaches12345 4 years ago

So sorry to hear this, Horseback. I am sure that your brother's love will comfort you through this time. Praying for you and your family.

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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

Blessings to you Ahorseback. And to your family and friends who are also grieving.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Sassydee , Thank you sweet lady , and the problem is wanting to help and that 0ne person will not accept your help ......:-}

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lorlie6 4 years ago from Bishop, Ca

ahorseback, I am so sorry about your dear brother. I know of the hours it takes for someone to succumb to their rest after the machines have been turned off-it is eternal.

My heart and prayers are with you.


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

I am sorry for your loss, but I have no doubt that your brother will continue to live on through you. He's at peace now, so you can rest easy.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

To all my friends gere ! Thank you all youve given to me ! It means so much !

Vickiw 3 years ago

Hi ahorseback, just read your Hub about your brother. I am so sorry for your loss, and so glad you write for all of us. So many of us can identify with you in your grief. Know that we care.

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you Vickiw, That has meant a lot ass I while away my hub page days .........:-}

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