ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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.

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 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.

  • Micky Dee profile image

    Micky Dee 

    5 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.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you shanmarie.

  • shanmarie profile image

    Shannon Henry 

    5 years ago from Texas

    So sad, yet beautiful. Very emotional and heartfelt.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 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.

  • ocfireflies profile image

    ocfireflies 

    5 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

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 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.

  • suzettenaples profile image

    Suzette Walker 

    5 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!

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 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

  • epigramman profile image

    epigramman 

    5 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

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi Eiddwen.

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

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

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

  • Eiddwen profile image

    Eiddwen 

    5 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.

  • Cantuhearmescream profile image

    Cat 

    5 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

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 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.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 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.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 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

  • BlossomSB profile image

    Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

    5 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.

  • profile image

    Vickiw 

    5 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.

  • Minnetonka Twin profile image

    Linda Rogers 

    5 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.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 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.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 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.

  • Angela Blair profile image

    Angela Blair 

    5 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

  • Cagsil profile image

    Cagsil 

    5 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.

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

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

  • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

    Susan Hazelton 

    5 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Wow, I was brought to tears. Awesome and up

  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

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

  • Faith Reaper profile image

    Faith Reaper 

    5 years ago from southern USA

    Very profound, beautiful and sad too.

    Excellent write. Also, very thought-provoking.

    Voted up ++++ and sharing

    (sharing buttons not appears, will return)

    God bless, Faith Reaper

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)