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The ones left behind.

Updated on January 31, 2011

A death comes to the family and we shed tears of heartbreak.


A death comes to the family and we share memories, and laughter.


A death comes to the family and we share a unity of those kindred spirits, spread across this land.


It is always hardest for those left behind.


For a wife of 56 years, she will be embraced in those memories and those moments that only a husband and wife can share.


For a daughter who was a daddy’s girl, she will be engulfed in a blanket of love that burns eternal.


For grandsons and a granddaughter, they will forever remember what he has given to their lives, and how enriched they have became for having such a man in their lives.


For the children that loved him, whether they be great-grand children, nieces and nephews, no matter how old, or how young, each life he has touched, and all love he has sown. Just as much he had reaped in return.


A death comes to the family and we shed tears of love.


A death comes to the family and we share a legacy that will last a lifetime, and be passed from generation to generation.


A death comes to the family and we unite and share our tales, and it does not matter that

perhaps some of us have never met.


We are the ones left behind.


For all the friends who knew him, and the impact he had on their lives.


For all the people that have reached out to send their best wishes, and the kind genuine words of comfort and blessings, and the incredible ways that we have learned to share.


A death comes to the family, and we are the ones left behind.


A death comes to the family, and we shall sings songs of his tribute, and speak words of praise that he has gone “home” to the heavens above.


A death comes to the family, and we shall miss him dearly.


We are the ones left behind.


For all of us who knew him, and for each and every life he has touched. There are many of us out here, and for that we shall always know, his unconditional love that he taught, that he shared, that no matter how close or how far we were, it was always there. And may all of us find that comfort knowing, that he will be forever eternally loved.


Rest in peace beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, 


We shall miss you.


We are the ones left behind.


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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful. Absolutely beautiful LaurieDawn. As poets, we sometimes write about what others feel. If you are writing about you, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I believe it always helps writing about it. Great poem.

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      LaurieDawn 7 years ago

      Thank you all for your comments and your support. It is wonderful to have such caring comments and people that reach through and to give such beautiful words.


      And I know that he is in peace, forever loved.

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      Laurie I am sorry to read of your loss, death comes in many ways, forms and conditions. Death came to me early in my life, the death of love as a child, the death of friends from ignorance, the death of self.

      Yet for all the losses we receive in our lifetime, the light will always shine and healing hands will come forth from mysterious places and lift our spirits and souls once more to love again.

      Death is just a new starting place, a rebirth and for those we loved and shared our lives with, we will reunite and be recognized when we pass through the thin vale and into the next dimension.

      Have courage and strength my friend, you are never alone, the one who passed will be there forever in your heart. Hugs

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      dianeaugust 7 years ago

      Laurie, what touching words. Grief visits us and meets us all in different ways. I send you thoughts of healing during the loss. Love, DA

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      PookieB 7 years ago

      Thank you Laurie....beautiful

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      AngRose 7 years ago

      I'm choosing to remember that we are not left behind, that he carried a small part of each of us with him, and a part of him remains with us, until the day we can all be together again. And he's got the cherries in his drink waiting for you sister! xoxo I love you!

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      Pixienot 7 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      Dear Laurie, I am sincerely sorry for your loss. However, the character and love emanating from this man shines through.

      He left a wonderful legacy. For that, I am happy for you. Memories, as my youngest tells me, that's what its all about.

      Well written. I can feel your sadness.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Justsilvie 7 years ago

      This is beautiful Laurie and a lovely tribute. Sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself .*hug*

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      .....well in this life - and at Hubpages - it will always be the special ones that we remember - and continue to enjoy - and that person is someone like you!

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Gosh oh so sad, but what a wonderful tribute to him you have given. Simply beautiful words.


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      Poohgranma 7 years ago from On the edge

      What a beautiful tribute you have written about the life of a man who clearly deserved all of the love and praise people speak of him now. I am glad you had this man in your life and that he was blessed to have you to count among those who loved him and enriched his life. His smile is easy in this picture and so is your Aunt's, telling their life was a good one. They fit, with each other and with their family and knew love and admiration. Pray God will offer His peace to all of you who remain until you can be reunited with this lovely soul.