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To Wayne: A Poem

Updated on April 20, 2012
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It didn’t hit me until I saw the newspaper

I didn’t cry until I saw your name

I had heard a few days before

But a new wave of sadness crashed just the same.


I knew very little about you

A musician with a very humorous side

Kind to a fault and always helpful

As do-nothing management enjoyed their free ride.


An overnight revamp of Health & Beauty

You bought Hanson, I thought “what the hell?”

MMMBop - I haven’t listened to it since

You just smiled as my music began to wail.


You will be missed by many of us

Past and current hourlies

But the two in the big office will miss you most

They may have to work until they find a new flunkie.


I think I heard you laugh at that

You did your job and the work of others, too

To a happy, mysterious, sarcastic man

You are free now, the world will miss you!


©LMY 4.19.2012

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very nice my dear! I'm pretty excited that I know who you are talking about. Considering how clueless I can be that in itself is amazing. :)

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Bill, now I think I'm the one that's clueless! Am I reading your comment right? You knew him? My brain is not working tonight!

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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      Although I did not know this person, it reminded me of all the ones I did know and how deeply they are missed...beautifully written...

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      kj force, thank you!

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      Dee42 5 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

      So nice,EclecticFusion. Great hub as usual, seen that you had published a hub and I always look forward to your writing. Voted up.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      A nice tribute to a nice man it seems like. He sounds as deserving as can be to this poem.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Well crafted, and well enjoyed.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Lisa, i don't know this person but if what you write about him shows that he was a good man. for you would surely know one, for you are a good woman

      Bless you Lisa.

      Michael

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. A wonderful tribute to a man who from what I read is well deserving.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Dee42, well thank you, that's very nice of you to say! I appreciate the comment and vote!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      xstatic, he was a nice man and he always did whatever he could to make people happy! Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Perspycacious, I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the comment!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Michael, thank you so much! You say the nicest things and I know you mean every word!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Gypsy, thank you so much for the comment and votes!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Enjoyed reading it, but felt sad for your loss.

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      BlossomSB, thank you, I appreciate it!

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