Today Is Jerry's day ............

Borrowed this from  a hub , I forgot where . Its beautiful though , forgive me .
Borrowed this from a hub , I forgot where . Its beautiful though , forgive me .

The hours are long , the sky grey and wet , we wait and wait , Today is Jerry's funeral and I don't know what to do this moment this hour , but to write .
For Jerry.

Amid the softly dripping maple trees
and emerald green fields
this day becomes yours my brother
As we
your loved ones
lay you
beneath a flag
And when a bugle echoes among these
hills you love so much
The world
yes the world will
That today is yours
And as we selfishly and
freely cast forth
our tears
They will lay with those
fallen before
We know so well the agony
of death
of loss
Though you have now
entered the bliss of
And you
I see you standing humbly
a bible in one hand as always
head lowered
One humble man against
the world
And as god smiles his
one smile today
at you
We will know
you are free

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Joy56 4 years ago

It is a wonderful feeling to be free

Ghaelach 4 years ago


A beautifully written piece.

We are all with you on Jerry's Day.

RIP Jerry.

LOL Ghaelach

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eddy4me 4 years ago from Wales.

'They may be gone from our homes but never from our hearts !!'

This is so true and he will know your pain and how much he was and is loved.

Your emotions I feel in your beautiful words and I know only too well just how therapeutic writing is for the heart and soul.

I empathise with you my friend and remember I am only a few clicks away if you need that shoulder.

Take care my dear friend and God Bless.


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

ahorseback, I have a little poem for you, if it is of any help at this time for you:

Jerry, as a wave on the sea,

For Us you would be,

Sweet Brother, Son and Friend.

Depart from us now,

Fond Blessings, be Free

On the Ocean of Love without End.

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Joy56 4 years ago

just wondering was Jerry older or younger, not that it matters at all, just curious.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hello Joy , Sure , Jerry was my next oldest brother 61 beautiful years old , he lost his life to a vehicular related work death accident on thursday last and we were all gathered around his bed in ICU saturday at three am when the wires and tubes were taken from his body . A very religious and spirited brother , he will be missed by hundreds of friends , family and co-workers . He is already there in the eternities of heaven . One thing we loved about him is that he was a funny , extremely witty man. Thank you for asking !

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Joy56 4 years ago

so unfortunate.......... you will surely miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family. x

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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

You wrote a beautiful memorial for your brother. Though we are happy for them to be in their forever home, we sure do grieve our own loss. I am so sorry your family has endured such pain and sorrow. Bless you all.

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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Our thoughts and condolences go out to you and your family. Sorry for your loss. This is a lovely tribute to your brother.

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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Thinking of you and praying for you and your family. There is so much to be grateful for, but it's not easy to say goodbye. God be with you.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Now you got me crying. All my sympathies to you and your family. Jerry is in a much better place, he is with God and yes, he is free. Smiling down on you and glad that you are his brother and that you have written this wonderful poem in his memory. He will be with you always until you both meet again. God bless.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Oh where do I begin .

-Ghaelach. You have always been so kind ! Thank you my friend.

-Eddy, I can think of no one more compassioned than you I appreciate that so much.

-Johnnycomelately , beautiful poem and thank you , I will print that and keep it ! All of you have truely touched me .

-Hyphenbird my Lady , Yes its so hard to get through the numbness of emotion . In spite of all ,we are doing well . Close families do that . Thank you

-Xstatic , You sir have always been so kind , You'd make a great neighbor !

--Blossom , God will always be there won't he ! Thank you for this.

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Joy56 4 years ago

I wrote a hub for you...... got up during the night, it was all i could do, wish i could do more....... See can u find it.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Oh my gosh , Thank you !

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

i...HATE...that you are suffering, aHorseback! You are a fine man - one with integrity, principles - and heart, and - i see your heart is breaking and you feel...helpless! It does get easier to live with, but - not until after THIS sad sad day! Thinking of you sir!

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Very beautiful, so sad when we lose a loved one. God bless you and your family..

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

ImKarn , thank you so much , I know that you mean that ! We, as a family, learned from the beginning , calmness, serenity , spirituality , kindness compassion for others . I don't even understand how we got through sometimes , yet we won over some difficult trials in our lives. Anyway I am fine and will remain your friend as long as we are here ! Thank you !......Hugs...Ed

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Always , Thank ....thank you ! Your words mean alot !....:-}

Vincent Moore 4 years ago

ahorseback know that my heart is saddened this day to read of the loss of your brother. It leaves us always wondering just when our time is nigh, for we never know the circumstance or the reasons why our saviour chooses that time and place to bring us home.

I know your brother is walking with his bible clutched in his hand towards the grace of his creator and is at peace. May you find peace as well this day my friend knowing that you will always be thought of by so many of your friends here at the hubs. Bless you brother.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Vincent Moore my friend , Thank you! At a time like this we exist only through the movements of the slowest hands of a clock . We are broken ! Are we not . And then , the realizaation that we chose to rebuild or remain somehow shattered , or angered perhaps. What is it about he five or six phases of trauma . Shock , denial ,.............untill finally acceptance . Yes , we will go on . But only with the help of friends like you ! Thank you . From the heart.

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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Belated, but heartfelt, my thoughts are with you at this time. Your brother, now home, now free, has left a chasm unfilled, no not selfish, those tears are all there is when trying to come to terms with loss. Be gentle on yourself as you remember your dear brother, let the warmth of his smile warm you. Your beautiful tribute is briming with love.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Fennelseed , Some days are just memory filled and others I'm just angry with the system and God and the world , I don't have to tell you about this sad time , I know ! Thank you as you are among those closest to me ! my brother Jerry was the most humble , god loving family man I've probably ever known ! Just a peach of a guy . I know one thing now , the word ' brother 'is just is just a small word for such an all encompassing discription of him !..thank you , thank you!

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