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Written as a Tribute to Jacques & Torin Lakeman who passed away tragically together on 2nd December 2014 – I read this poem and another poem called 'Birthday Memories' at their memorial Service on 16th January 2015 and both the poems are posted with their parents blessing. A Jactor memorial project has been set up – see this link - if it doesn't work then please google jactor project facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jactor-Project/378173279030533?fref=nf

Jacques and Torin came round to play In the afternoon on a Saturday Three computers linked up on the dining room table Age of Empires played whenever they were able Drinks and snacks and lots of chatter Sarah and I would sit and have a natter The boys would play for hours and hours Building Empires and ivory towers Turkey Jetta’s, chips and beans for tea Then back to the game for the happy three Written on 4th January 2015 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jactor-Project/378173279030533?fref=nf or Google jactor project facebook if the link doesn't work

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Date: 1/20/2015 1:03:00 PM
A lovely piece of poetry and I know that their souls were listening, as you read for them.
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Date: 1/20/2015 1:42:00 PM
It was an honour to be asked to write and read the poems ML - both poems are written straight from the heart of my own personal memories which my hubby and I talked about on the night we learned of their tragic deaths:-( Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/20/2015 9:42:00 AM
These are both such beautiful tributes of cherished memories. I went to the tribute page. They are both handsome, auburn-haired boys. My heart breaks for their parents. I pray God comforts them...having two boys of my own, it angers me to the core that illegal drugs can be bought by kids on the internet. I have no words...
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Date: 1/20/2015 10:25:00 AM
It is beyond tragic Rhonda - my son in particular has been very badly hit by the loss of his 2 school friends. Thanks for going to the tribute page - I am working on a poem for the Jactor Project so hopefully it will get even more exposure and the jactortributes even more widely spread across the world:-) The main thing is their memory will live on:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/19/2015 5:57:00 PM
Super write and tribute Jan!
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Date: 1/20/2015 1:06:00 AM
Thanks so much Ken:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/19/2015 3:14:00 PM
Great work dear...Salute to you...Long live..
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Date: 1/19/2015 3:19:00 PM
Thanks Sandip:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 1/19/2015 2:20:00 PM
such a tragic event silencing my heart yet soothing me with your warm dedication, jan.. more prayers for the family.. huggs
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Date: 1/19/2015 2:27:00 PM
Its been an incredibly difficult year for me Nette and then to get this tragic news it affected us so so deeply especially my son who went to school with the boys from the age of 5:-(It was an honour to be asked to write the poems and then read them at the service on Friday:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/19/2015 2:10:00 PM
Bless your good heart for this tender dedication, Jan. Also, I thank you for commenting on my work. All the best!
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Date: 1/19/2015 2:22:00 PM
Thanks for the lovely comment Franco:-) It was an honour to be asked to write the two memories poems and then read them at the service on Friday:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/18/2015 8:13:00 PM
This is so sad I have no words. I can only hope that somehow their families can somehow survive this tragic loss.
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Date: 1/19/2015 1:05:00 AM
Thanks Armand - it's one day at a time I guess:-) love and hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/18/2015 5:21:00 PM
A sad day made a bit softer with a loving memory. Light & love
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Date: 1/18/2015 5:59:00 PM
Thanks Debbie I was so honoured that the parents asked me to write a couple poems of my memories of the lads - reading them at the service on Friday in front of about 160 people was daunting but my voice remained firm but I was shaking like a leaf at the end:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/18/2015 2:04:00 PM
A lovely memory and so well written i have put it into my fav's. it is the simple things that seem to stay with us as the most beautiful memories. i know you were nervous about reading your poems at the service but after seeing your words you could have done no less. love Shane xxx
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Date: 1/18/2015 2:15:00 PM
The boys used to have such fun playing linked up on 3 computers in the dining room Shane - a simple memory but it is memories like this that stay with us forever:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/18/2015 12:03:00 PM
Congrats Jan for the two lovely tributes and for being a tower of strength. This shows the value of true friends. I will have a look at the Jactor-Project. hugs // paul
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Date: 1/18/2015 2:12:00 PM
If you just google jactor project facebook you will be able to see where the figures are already placed - i will bring a couple when i visit Malta and maybe you and Valentina can place them in a special place :-)Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/18/2015 9:16:00 AM
Your words speak with the power of remembered love and your mind set flows onto the page and we can relate with you and where your words lead us. Emile. #7
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Date: 1/18/2015 9:39:00 AM
Thanks Emile - it is such a tragedy - It was an honour to be asked by the parents to write poems for the memorial service:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 1/18/2015 2:07:00 AM
such beautiful tributes Jan you have immortalised them hugs
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Date: 1/18/2015 4:27:00 AM
Thanks Shadow I have many happy memories:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/17/2015 11:01:00 PM
when you follow the link, it says:Sorry, this page isn't available and it shows the symbol of a guy with a broken thumb
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Date: 1/18/2015 4:27:00 AM
see below just google jactor project facebook and thanks so much for trying:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 1/17/2015 10:59:00 PM
a very pleasant memory you revived of them, Jan. So nice! Let me try this link if it is different than that other.
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Date: 1/18/2015 4:26:00 AM
its just worked for me but if you type into google jactor project facebook you should get there:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/17/2015 9:41:00 PM
Beautiful tribute Jan! hugs
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Date: 1/18/2015 4:20:00 AM
Thanks so much Arthur:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/17/2015 5:47:00 PM
A lovely tribute you have written for these two boys Jan. So sad for everyone involved. Prayers are coming for their families and yours. Blessings, Connie
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Date: 1/17/2015 5:55:00 PM
Thanks so much for the lovely comment Connie :-) It was an honour to be asked to write poems for the memorial service:-) Hugs jan xxx
Date: 1/17/2015 5:29:00 PM
Great tribute to the two children?...Enjoyed reading this one..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Date: 1/17/2015 5:35:00 PM
Yes two brothers they died tragically on 2nd December:-( I read these 2 poems of my memories of them for their memorial service yesterday - was an incredibly emotional time for us all:-( hugs jan x
Date: 1/17/2015 4:21:00 PM
Much love and light to all of you . . . and thank-you for allowing us a brief glimpse of family and friends . . . and how fast things can change . . . reminding us to love and hug our dear ones each and everyday.
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Date: 1/17/2015 4:25:00 PM
A tragedy like this really does hit home hard:-( Hugs Jan xxx
Date: 1/17/2015 3:34:00 PM
It is so good you were there to offer comfort.It is so sad that they died so young. My prayers to them and to you and your son.
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Date: 1/17/2015 3:38:00 PM
It's been an incredibly tough year for me Richard and this tragedy has hit the whole community so so hard and it was an honour to be asked to write some poems for the memorial service:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/17/2015 1:28:00 PM
- A wonderful tribute poem, dear Jan !- R.I.P. - I wish you a lovely weekend :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/17/2015 1:32:00 PM
It was so so hard to read these out in front of about 160 people Anne Lise - but my voice didn't falter - it was almost as hard as ringing my son to tell him his friends had died:-( Hugs Jan xxx
Date: 1/17/2015 12:55:00 PM
Lovely tribute Jan...It is never easy to lose a loved one...especially a child....hugs Tim
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Date: 1/17/2015 12:57:00 PM
They lost both sons at the same time Tim, that is the hardest thing to come to terms with:-( Hugs jan xx
Date: 1/17/2015 12:41:00 PM
Ah the scene of online gamers, I know that. Prayers to the family, loss is hard, may they remember the good times like this. Hugs
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Date: 1/17/2015 12:45:00 PM
I read this and a birthday memory poem at the service yesterday - it was almost as stressful as ringing my son to tell him his 2 friends had died, but I but my voice didn't waver when I was reading the poems... but I was shaking like a leaf:-( :-) Hugs Jan xx