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R.I.P. William Dale Eubanks
d. July 1, 2012, aged 68 yrs., Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee

Death came as no surprise
the first Sunday in July;
it claimed you, on a ridge in Tennessee,
with kin who took you in and waited with you
through the last hard days.
You kept what fears you had well hid,
did not betray with loud complaint
the fate you could not but know awaited.

A smile, a joke, a hug – exotic meals –
And genuine interest greeted all you met.
And you were, certainly, never boring
but well-traveled and smart beyond the telling.
We’ll miss your wit, your bright demeanor,
and will remember all you freely gave ---
and what you took from us
with your passing.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 7/5/2013 10:16:00 AM
A year since you have been here with us. I hope it was a good one and you have written many more poems to bring to us. Light & Love
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Date: 7/4/2013 5:57:00 PM
Leo,I am deeply moved by the portrayal of a life - a person I have never met until now. Rest in Peace, Bill...
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Date: 5/26/2013 3:27:00 PM
Hey where are you, Leo??
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Date: 12/10/2012 2:20:00 PM
For those who have lost loved ones it's a hard season, I wish you the best. Light & Love
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Date: 11/26/2012 10:58:00 PM
Dropped by to see if there was another of your wonderful writes. Hope you are doing well !!!
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Date: 11/25/2012 9:47:00 AM
You did a fine tribute write to your friend. Light & Love
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Date: 10/31/2012 11:01:00 AM
I am sorry for your loss. This poem was a great tribute.
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Date: 10/29/2012 3:04:00 PM
Leo, I am sorry for your loss, you did a wonderful tribute to Bill, I am sure he is smiling down on you. Love Constance
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Date: 10/28/2012 2:03:00 AM
What a wonderful tribute. But very sad that he passed away at only 68.
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Date: 10/28/2012 1:47:00 AM
Wonderful write!
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Date: 10/27/2012 8:52:00 AM
Wow, a really good dedication for the man, Leo. I love this line the most 'You kept what fears you had well hid,'
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Date: 10/26/2012 11:06:00 AM
Inner depth feeling wonderfully penned. I agree with Nette our sweet friend. Loved always, bl
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Date: 10/25/2012 5:39:00 PM
this is so grounded yet the sad shivers can be felt through your silent intensity... wonderful poem, leo..;) hugggs and see you soon!
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Date: 10/23/2012 4:20:00 PM
R.I.P great tribute
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Date: 10/22/2012 7:14:00 PM
very touching tribute....nicely penned!
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Date: 10/20/2012 9:28:00 AM
‡ Let The Dead Bury Their Dead. Tis The Thought Which Passes Through My Mind, Dear Precious Joseph. Quite Touching Upon Both Accounts And Thank You, For Your Kind Lovely Visit. Sweet Kisses, Rachel ‡
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Date: 10/16/2012 5:50:00 PM
One of the best poems of this subject I have read. Thanks for your comments on my poem. I was very upset at the number of these calls I get every day.
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Date: 10/16/2012 12:24:00 PM
A beautiful and heartfelt tribute Leo ;) thank you dropping by on my side of the world today!
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Date: 10/16/2012 10:12:00 AM
Hi, Leo. Beautiful dedication. Feel like I know Bill. daver
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Date: 10/16/2012 3:00:00 AM
This poem brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing. Bill must have been quite a guy. Thanks for reading my "Sunbeam" poem.
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Date: 10/15/2012 8:24:00 PM
A touching heartfelt poem here Leo.Great tribute to him.Enjoyed the read.Thanks for your inspiring words at my page.
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Date: 10/13/2012 4:14:00 PM
Thanks for your nice comment !
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Date: 10/13/2012 1:24:00 AM
wow, this is one awesome tribute. I love it, Leo.
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Date: 10/12/2012 5:24:00 PM
Quite a dedication. So very touching and beautiful!
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Date: 10/12/2012 12:38:00 PM
A very good poem - you make great honor for him - oxox love Anne-Lise :)
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