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For Uncle Kenny: July, 1952- December, 2009

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For Uncle Kenny: July, 1952- December, 2009

How do I say goodbye?
I'm nowhere near ready to let go
How do I come to terms
With the loss of one that I've loved so?

Never did it come to mind
That you'd have to leave so soon
I thought I'd have another chance
To sing old Baez tunes

You weren't supposed to leave just yet
With so many songs unsung
I've cherished memories of you
From the days when I was young

So many times you took me
To the latest movie show
And gladly let me tag along
Wherever you would go

You helped me to believe in me
When others seemed to doubt
And encouraged me to use my mind
For figuring things out

You told me truths about myself,
Urged me stretch and grow
You made all the difference
Oh, Lord, I hope you know

You saw me with such loving eyes;
Never once made me feel less
I hope you recall the times I've said
That my life you have blessed

But Uncle, I can rejoice today
In knowing you are free
And that your crown will hold a jewel
You've earned by loving me






In loving memory of Kenneth Charles Brewster. 

I will cherish you always, Uncle Kenny!

Your favorite niece (wink).....

Donna

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  1. Date: 2/28/2011 11:26:00 PM

    Your uncle is so proud of you, very touching poem, may he rest in peace but also watch over you always

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 3:56:00 PM

    Dear Donna, A very Beautiful, LOVING TRIBUTE TO YOUR Uncle YOU HAVE a Very LOVING Heart My Prayers are with YOU I Hope YOU and YOURS are Well I noticed YOU haven't POSTED in over a Month HOPE YOU are in Good Health Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious Comments YOUR Liege ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 1/28/2010 12:21:00 AM

    Heartfelt indeed,,Im sure your Uncle is watching over you from Heaven..Charma

  1. Date: 1/20/2010 5:18:00 PM

    So sad... the emotion of your write brings an intense anguish and sorrow....He is in a better place, Donna. Wonderful tribute to your Uncle Kenny. Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 8:14:00 AM

    This is so beautiful Donna. A heart rendering piece, The last stanza just sums up the whole feeling of love, you so much appreciated from your uncle. And shows the great love and respect you had for his person."God Bless Uncle Kenny." Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 1/15/2010 4:42:00 AM

    You must have loved your uncle Kenny really, Donna. My uncle died also in December, he was 98yrs at that time. His wife only had died ten month before. I remember him well - a very witty man. I do miss him. A lovely tribute you posted here. Love, Gert

  1. Date: 1/14/2010 6:08:00 PM

    Beautiful tribute to your uncle from his favorite niece, Donna... I'm so sorry for your loss...he sounds like a great man who loved you unconditionally... and (of course) he is smiling down and winking back at you right now! - Tim

  1. Date: 1/14/2010 5:23:00 PM

    enjoyed this poem I am sure he would of very proud of this poem here. Loved the end also, enjoy your night. :):)

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 5:51:00 PM

    What a awesome dedication.I am sure he is watching over you.I haven't heard from you for a bit.I posted a new poem that you will like.It's entitled Time For a Change.I hope you are doing well.Thank you for all your help.I have pnemonia right now.I went to the dr. today.He is giving me 2 days to start feeling better or he is going to put me in the hospital for a couple days.Can't wait to hear from you.

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 5:50:00 PM

    What a awesome dedication.I am sure he is watching over you.I haven't heard from you for a bit.I posted a new poem that you will like.It's entitled Time For a Change.I hope you are doing well.Thank you for all your help.I have pnemonia right now.I went to the dr. today.He is giving me 2 days to start feeling better or he is going to put me in the hospital for a couple days.Can't wait to hear from you.

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 5:47:00 PM

    Dear Donna, This is a beautiful tribute to your Dear Uncle Kenny. One he will surely be proud of! I am sure he smiled as he observed you writing this. Thank God for memories. He will remain in your heart forever. Peace and love, your friend, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 4:24:00 PM

    This is your Ode to your kind and lovable Uncle Kenny! I feel the sorrow in your words, but his great love for you has survived beyond the grave. Yes, his crown has earned a jewl for having loved you so endessly. I am verry sorry for your loss, Donna. I hope that this wonderful dedication will help cope with his death. Smile...his memory is indelible and precious in this write. I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! Kindest Regards, Andrew.

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 3:40:00 AM

    You have crafted beautifully into words how you cared about someone who was obviously there for you through your life. Very fitting tribute to him in his passing. Lightwalker

  1. Date: 12/26/2009 7:24:00 PM

    Very imaginative and creative write. A fitting tribute to an uncle you evidently loved very much.

  1. Date: 12/26/2009 6:51:00 PM

    Donna~ Oh my God in am in tears so sad is such a loss like this I feel. I wish I knew him he sounds so perfect an Uncle as one could be. I am sorry for your loss so well written is this tribute to Uncle Kenny! Peace God Bless Love Laura :(

  1. Date: 12/26/2009 6:34:00 PM

    Such a lovely and wonderful tribute Donna to a dear family member who was precious to u and your life.. I too have an dear Uncle Ray his name and he just turned 88 years young ..still working too.. don't know what I'd do if someday he had to leave too.. but rejoice.. we will all be together one day again... glad to see u back on Soup.. hope u had an enjoyable Christmas with blessings and luv and best wishes for 2010 .. Linda-Marie