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Ode to Liam

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Ode to Liam

Oh how my heart yearns for you
That once was my dearest friend
We traveled many miles with each other
shared our thoughts and passions

We put the world to rights time and again
You were my sanctuary from life's woes
Never asking or expecting anything from me
freely giving me everything you could

It was only when you were taken from me
That I realised what a gift I had lost
The gap left in my heart so big,
A chasm I was unable to fill

Why oh why you i cried out in sorrow
It should have been me for you were no age
The angels took a piece of my heart
On the day they took you

One day soon I will again travel with you
For such is the fate of mankind

.written 04/02/2013

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  1. Date: 10/10/2013 5:11:00 PM
    Shadow, love the double impact winning poem... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 1:46:00 AM
    I read an old comment you made on my comment below, how he was a hermit you knew. Glad to see this well crafted one again on a winners list. Congrats to you.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/10/2013 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Andrea he was a wonderful man his mother loves this write. ty for kind words and sorry I have had no internet for nearly a week due to lightning which is why the slow reply Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:38:00 PM
    nice win Shadow......... love ~SKAT~

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/10/2013 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Skat appreciated Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 10:02:00 AM
    This ode is really touching. great poem. congrats on a great win.(:c Jenish

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/13/2013 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Jenish he holds a special place in my heart Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/12/2013 9:23:00 AM
    Hi Shadow..yes you shall see your friend again...congratulations on your win with this inspiring poem...

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/12/2013 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Donna its once they are gone you realise how special they were Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 12:20:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your win my dear friend Shadow. Thank you so much as well for sharing your excellent write. Have a grace-filled wkend! Love lots and big hugs, Leonora

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/11/2013 7:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Leonora been fairly busy W/E so nice of you ty for reading Ty for reading Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:26:00 PM
    well done Shadow...... SKAT

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/9/2013 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Skat he was a special man Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 9:14:00 PM
    Shadow, CONGRATULATIONS!!! With your awesome good poem' in Nathan's contest... xox Linda

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/9/2013 4:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Linda and Ty so much Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:13:00 PM
    congratulations "NATE

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 8/9/2013 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Nate both for running contest and place Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 5/21/2013 10:43:00 PM
    Very sad but a beautiful poem and with much feeling in it. I love that name Liam.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/22/2013 5:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty he was a good friend disabled and a hermit at the end, the gap he left was enormous you only seem to fully appreciate a person when its too late. ty for reading
  1. Date: 5/21/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Powerful Linda!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/22/2013 5:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Craig (my son's name) ty I appreciate you reading it
  1. Date: 5/21/2013 5:06:00 PM
    Linda, a wonderful ode, a wonderful feeling, to know you will take this journey and meet again. ((soup mail)) xox~ PD

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/22/2013 5:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Linda and ty for all your help and support and your encouraging comments
  1. Date: 5/21/2013 10:12:00 AM
    A splendid ode, full of passion, yearning and regret, but, as you say, '...soon I will again travel with you.' Well done Linda! Best wishes, Keith (PS thanks for you kind remarks on 'Obsession.')

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 5/22/2013 5:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Keith Obsession is a great poem glad you liked my tribute to Liam he was special