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When close friends depart this life, And voice, by time, is stilled. There's left within our hearts a void, With fond memories to be filled. In dawns muted hours, I still recall, Jerry's witticism as if today. Though recent years have bolted, Since time whispered him away. Theretofore I'd regarded not pain, As being part of our friendship's cost. Until death's gurney slowly passed, And I beheld the friend I'd lost.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008




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Date: 7/2/2019 12:02:00 PM
This is very beautiful Tom. Congratulations on being honored on this short list. : )
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Date: 7/2/2019 7:00:00 AM
Very touching, Tom. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 1/9/2010 10:14:00 PM
Very sad and powerful poem. Emotional yet a touching tribute to someone you held dear. Congratulations on being featured this week.
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Date: 1/9/2010 6:07:00 PM
Tom~Congratulations on your featured poem what a great write it is! Laura :)
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Date: 1/9/2010 1:17:00 AM
Great rhythm. I like your style of writing. Congrats on being featured.
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Date: 1/8/2010 3:38:00 PM
Sad and beautiful, Tom...I lost one of my old high-school buddies recently so it really hit home to me. Funny thing...we would go years without running in to each other, but when we did we just took right up where we left off as if it were yesterday...A well deserved featured poem of the week -Tim
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Date: 1/5/2010 9:16:00 AM
Many congratulations on your fine poetry being featured this week Tom, Happy New Year to you >> James
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Date: 1/4/2010 5:34:00 PM
Nice use of rhyme to convey your thoughts. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen
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Date: 1/4/2010 3:40:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Tom. May you have may more. Love, Carol
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Date: 10/4/2009 1:21:00 PM
Congrats again!! Love Light Truth Patty
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Date: 9/27/2009 1:29:00 PM
For those of faith, there is renewal of friendships in heaven. Heartfelt poem. Congratulations on having three poems make it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen
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Date: 9/24/2009 1:46:00 PM
Hi Tom, Congratulations on getting through the first round of the poetry contest with all three of your great poems! Luck and love, Carolyn
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