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Today is a Sad Day

Updated on February 10, 2013

One Sweet Day


A great man passed today!

A great man passed on from Cancer. His name is David Starkey. He is from England.

He was one of the most positive people I had ever met. Whenever I was sad or depressed he would always encourage me and tell how much the Lord loves me.


This was David’s motto

This was David’s motto.. Treat everyone nice no matter what even if they are not nice..

He loved animals he was always trying to get everyone to help save the wolves, to stop any kind of abuse to God’s precious critters as he called them..

David was such a joy, and polite and wonderful to speak to.



He told me always to cherish our yesterdays, but move on to now and tomorrows.. and always have faith.

If you knew David and If you can, please post on his timeline he will be missed.. I know his family needs encouragement..

David you will be missed…


Every time I think of You

You my friend will be missed

You loved Nature

You Love our furry friends

You loved everyone

You love the Lord

You had gladness

Gentle sympathy

More magnificent

As you lie down

To meet your Lord

Stretching in pensive quietness

In His Majesty

That you longed for

You are in Meadows Green

And the golden SON

Slumber in His bosom

All the while

Dancing to His Honor

Through the lapse of ages

David You will be so missed

My friend!

By Debbie Brooks


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      vespawolf he was a wonderful person. Merry Christmas


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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend. This is a beautiful tribute to him, though, and I'm sure it was healing to write it. He sounds like a wonderful man.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX



      thank you both for visiting and commenting..

      Merry Christmas


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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Debbie, sorry to know about the loss of a dear friend, God bless.

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      I penned David's motto...for myself first, then others too. The second video was not what I expected...surprisingly, I remembered so many that are gone.

      I loved your beautiful poem!

      May this loss and grief you feel now become a treasure to enjoy, after the pain is past: You will meet him again! Blessings your way now as you grieve and accept.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Brave merry christmas

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Debbie, I am so sorry you lost your friend. You did him a huge honor with this tribute. God bless you!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Jackie. Thank you for your wonderful comment.

      Merry christmas

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Debbie, you paid a beautiful tribute to your friend and I know he would have been pleased.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      ignugent17 thank you and I am the blessed one to have known him

      many blessing to you


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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Sorry for your lost. You are blessed to have experienced his goodness. He is also lucky to know you.

      Your poem is so special and thanks for sharing it.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX




      thank you all and Merry Christmas and God Bless


    • profile image 5 years ago

      your p0em is a great tribute, Deborah - thanks for sharing this story about a great person in your life - we all need them and to remember them. David had some great insights!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Dear Debbie,

      This is such a loving, and warm tribute to David. I always looked forward to reading his prayers and his words of encouragement on the Prayer Request Page. This sweet man will be missed.

      God Bless

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      HLPhoenix 5 years ago

      I didn't know your friend Debbie... but now I know his heart. Thank you for sharing him with us.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

















      thank you all you are so awesome..

      Merry Christmas


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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      David was a great man to have cared so much for human life and those of the creatures God has given us in this world. I am sure heaven's door was open wide to him as he approached. Sorry for your loss, Deborah. Sounds like you have so many warm memories to cherish. Love the song "You will be missed -- the world has one les angel."

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      My heart goes out to you and I am very sorry for your loss.

      Your friend Michele

      God bless you

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      Salini 5 years ago from India

      Your poem is shows the bond that you shared with your beloved friend. I am sorry for your loss.

      Lovely tribute.

      Voted beautiful.

      Have a nice day.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Your grief so obvious Debbie my dear friend but even more obvious is your warm hearted compassion.

      You are so sweet spirited and I am proud to call you my friend.

      Lots of love.


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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, came back to share everywhere. Love you, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh Debbie,

      I am so very sorry for your loss. This is the most beautiful poetry ever and every aspect of this lovely hub is sheer beauty. What a loving tribute to your sweet friend, who has gone on to be with the Lord.

      God bless you. I am praying for you during this difficult time of loss dear friend and Sister in Christ. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      Lovely tribute Debbie. I did not know David but he was obviously a very kind, generous loving man. Voted up,


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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Nice words. As a Mason, I have officiated 147 funerals from 1999 to 2010. So I can tell you these words of yours are important.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I didn't know him Debbie, but it is clear that he made a positive impact on your life. I am so sorry for your loss.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      I am not sure there is a sadder way to lose a friend. David was obviously a beloved friend and your tribute did him proud.

      My thoughts are with you. Hugs, Maria

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      A beautiful tribute to a wonderful gentleman. Debbie I so sorry you lost a magnificent friend. Cancer is awful frightening disease that I wish someone would find a cure for it.

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      Sorry to hear the loss of your friend. Wonderfully written.

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      David messaged me once to offer his strength when I had expressed sadness. We had never met. He will be missed, but he will always be with us.


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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      A beautiful tribute as only you can do it. I know he feels the love. I'm sorry Deborah.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      No other words are needed. Just a wonderful tribute to a great friend. He will remain in our hearts. Hugs.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      This is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. I am so sorry for your loss of a good friend as well. Voted up, beautiful.

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      So sorry for your loss and to his family as well. What a beautiful tribute you made for him!

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      danngrz 5 years ago

      Debbie, What a beautiful tribute to this man! I just loved Davids motto. In fact, I plan to use that with my children. Be blessed :) Voted up and Beautiful!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX








      thank you all.. God bless you all


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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Our Ms Brooks.. what a wonderful tribute.. God will always bless you :)

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      You are the dearest woman, Deborah - and the sweetest of friends! I adore this man's motto and attitude towards life..

      And i adore your heartfelt tribute...

      voting, sharing..

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      Susan Joyner-Stumpf 5 years ago

      Deb thanx for such a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man and friend. I was close to David too.

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      Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

      I am sorry that I did not have the opportunity to meet your friend. I think I would have loved him too. This is a beautiful tribute to a man who obviously understood the important things in life. My sympathies to you and to his family.

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      An amazing tribute to a dear friend. As always Deb, your words give meaning to the life led in love and in faith. Blessed are those that remember those gone and celebrate their legacy. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I am sorry for your loss, Debbie. Whenever a good human being passes on, we all lose. :)

      Blessing to you my dear!


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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      The good thing is that he led an exemplary life. And he had a friend like you who cherished him and gave him a wonderful tribute. You always say it so well. Thank you for your loving and kind words for whomever they are meant.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Becky so true.. have a wonderful day my friend


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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I send my deepest of sympathies for the loss of your good friend and the world loses a wonderful soul. Heaven just got a bit brighter.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX





      David is with the Lord.. God Bless you all


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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Deborah, I'm sorry for your loss. But our loss is his great gain. He's with the Lord.

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Ahh! Debbie! This was wondeerfully done! Your heart is so big and you do care for people. My condolences to his family in England. Great video as well. Thanks for being a woman in the Lord!

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      Sonny 5 years ago

      Thanks for writing this deb! In memory of David

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Deborah, sorry to read about the loss of an obviously dear friend. Your poem is beautiful and a lovely tribute to David.