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No Regrets, No Fears,

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No Regrets, No Fears,

Johnnie lad ye've been me friend for more than fifty years,
Ye propped me up when I'd have fallen flat upon me face.
Ye never laughed at what I said or at me foolish fears,
And suffered through me tempers with happy smiling grace.

When I were but a laddie, Da taught me how to be a man,
And Mama taught me about Church and that 'tis a sin to lie.
But John ye taught me how to be the best man that I can,
And that theres worse things that a man can do than cry.

But its angel wings i'm hearin' now, a flutterin' up there,
I think I'm heaven bound and pray that I am right.
If I am ye know theres credit due and yours the lions share,
For I'm fair certain that I'll be checkin' out tonight.

So take me hand old comrade, and let me take yours in love,
And let me tell ye that no man has ever had a better friend.
I'll be savin' ye a place right next to me in heaven up above,
Grieve not for me laddie buck, for death is not the end. 

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  1. Date: 1/1/2011 3:12:00 PM
    Great one expressing honor to a friend who taught you so much..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Your presence at my work made my eve brighter...Sara

  1. Date: 1/1/2011 8:34:00 AM
    Will, you were blessed to have a friend who is always there for you. The reader can feel the love and admiration in this poem. As for the last line, I couldn't agree more. Death is NOT the end and you will be able to save Johnny a place next to you in heaven. Happy New Year, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/1/2011 6:28:00 AM
    A fantastic piece of a beauty with intelligent innocent wit, William. You are right death is not the end but a beginning of a new life. Nice positive thought. Happy New year

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 10:09:00 PM
    fantastic piece of poetry

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 6:30:00 PM
    William, Hope you are enjoying the new year. May you be blessed with a wonderful & joyful New Year! Take care*Luv~SKAT