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Some People Leave A Large Hole In Your Life When They leave

Updated on June 6, 2013

I Thought He'd Never Die.

Larger than life, and twice as generous,

A heart the size of the world.

A man with such exceptional qualities,

Doesn't it seem absurd?


That this giant of compassion,

Could slowly fade before our eyes,

He shrank in body and mind,

Despite being wealthy and wise.


Slowly, , thinner, till nothing was left.

Leaving so many of us bereft,

Leaving us in shock!

Remembering days when we all would flock,

To this wonderful, Great Adviser.


A man of wealth and stature,

Whose loving heart, knew no bounds,

"Always do the kind thing....."

He'd say when trials came round.


My tears are falling like a hailstorm,

Fierce.! Loud! Eratic.!

No gentle weeping here with me,

But Howling! frightened, frantic.


So this is how it ends,

I fear for his widow,

Her man, Her great protector,

No longer will be with her.


Yes this is how it ends,

Though loved and love he'd sown,

This is how it is,

In the end, we all die alone.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Very profound, beautiful and sad too.

      Excellent write. Also, very thought-provoking.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

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      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      God bless you too. That was a beautiful comment, thank you.

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      Susan Haze 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Wow, I was brought to tears. Awesome and up

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you KoffeeKlatch Gals. Lots of tears here too. Still have the funeral to get through.

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      Cagsil 3 years ago from USA or America

      Very nicely written. It's always difficult to lose someone who is a very large part of our life. I lost my father at 17 and at the time, he was a very huge part of my life.

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      Angela Blair 3 years ago from Central Texas

      The people most important to us never really die -- they just aren't on this planet anymore -- but I promise you, they live on forever in our hearts because they, well. . . just were who they were. Best/Sis

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Cagsil

      Sorry to hear you lost your. Dad while you were just a teenager.

      The man in my poem really did say ........Always do the kind thing....

      Those didn t know him well merely saw a wealthy ..,successful business man. He was so much more than that. ..,.

      Life goes on l know. Once the funeral is behind us l hope. we can all support his gentle , quiet widow.

      Thank you for commenting.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Dear Angela. I love your comment. Thank you. You , of all people know the terrible feeljngs and you always say the right thing.

      You truly are a remarkable lady and l feel proud to know you allbeit only through the written word.

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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Dim~I am choked up by your beautiful tribute poem. He sounds like a wonderful man. I can relate to the howling after the death of a loved one. Hit many buttons and voted up. I will pray for the widow to find peace after her husband's death.

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      Vickiw 3 years ago

      Dim - how wonderful for his widow, to know how much you appreciated him and your friendship with her. That will be of comfort to her as she goes through the process of grieving, and knows that you are sharing that too. This is a very beautiful tribute, and hopefully it was helpful to you as you composed this poem. Thank you for sharing your feelings with us.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Dim, a lovely tribute to a dear friend - and how valuable that friendship will be as you support his widow. There's not always a lot that we can say and do, but just being there can help. God bless you, especially at this time.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Dear Minnetonka twin. It s hard to find the right words to tell you how much your comment means to me.

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi vickiw. That is a lovely comment. I feel so low. You have helped raise me up.

      I have to be strong for others. Your encouragement here.,. , is worth more than gold.

      Thank you.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Oh Blossom. Thank you for the reminder that l cannot be expected to always say the right thing.

      More than anything l thank you for the God bless. Someone once told me to never underestimate the power of prayer.

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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      Dim Flaxenwick,

      This was very hard to read and not because it wasn't beautiful! This is so emotional and it pulls you right in. Who can't relate to this and feel the pain? Wonderfully written!

      Cat

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Oh Dim you really are so very talented ;this gem was beautifully sad and I vote up pus share onto my FB page' A Brand New Dawn'.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you cantuhearmescream. Wonderful comments are helping me. Yours was a wonderful comment

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Eiddwen.

      I appreciate your lovelh comment. It s comforting to have such a response to this poem.

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      epigramman 3 years ago

      What powerful and oh so true words my wise and wonderful friend.

      Your 'title' says it all and for me it just says so much about your own very beautiful heart and mind. It was a gift to have met you in this lifetime and it has left me with a feeling that I am never truly alone with people like you by side - an esteemed colleague, a dear friend and someone whom I have always looked up to.

      Sending to you my warmest wishes and good karma from Colin and his cats at lake erie time canada 1:10pm

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you dearest Colin for such warm words of friendship.

      FB had a lovely surprise for me today too. Thank you from the heart of my bottom.... oops

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful tribute and a beautiful poem written for him. What a wonderful, special guy he must have been. It is so sad for us that are left behind when someone passes on. We certainly miss their presence. Beautifully written and well done!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you suzettnaples, Written while still in shock from the news, I found a day later that it was a pile of phrases describing our friend. I just managed to put them together in some sort of order.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      "My tears are falling like a hailstorm,

      Fierce.! Loud! Eratic.!

      No gentle weeping here with me,

      But Howling! frightened, frantic."

      Wow! Powerful!

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you Kim. The pic above of my friends was only taken 3 years ago. he looks a picture of health.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      So sad, yet beautiful. Very emotional and heartfelt.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you shanmarie.

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      Micky Dee 3 years ago

      There's a vacuum when "they" leave.

      No course but to grieve.

      A hole is in the soul.

      No-one else can play that role.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Micky. Thank you for the lovely poem/comment........ l hope lunch with your son went well the other day.

      Love you man.

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