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Tragic Loss

A horrific freak accident took my dear friends life
Two young girls he left behind and a beautiful wife
There are no words on earth that anyone can say
To ease the deep pain and loss or make it fade away
At his service there were readings and lots of tears
But he left us fond memories built up over the years.


Written on 19TH June 2018.
Fictional write for six line poetry contest sponsored by Silent One.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/8/2018 11:46:00 AM
Death is indeed a tragedy of life Like it much
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/8/2018 2:17:00 PM
Thank you very much Al, Tom
Date: 6/23/2018 9:14:00 PM
Congratulations on your great win, Tom, there is never any words to say to the loved ones.. It seems if you say anything it hurts worse... Hugs Eve ~`*
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/24/2018 1:34:00 AM
How true Eve, sometimes a hug is all you can give to someone but that alone speaks volumes, for sure one of the worse things we have to cope with. Tom
Date: 6/22/2018 5:33:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this poem of loss. Well done in six lines. Hugs...
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/22/2018 9:33:00 PM
Thank you very much Susan. Tom.
Date: 6/21/2018 3:06:00 PM
You've written of tragic loss so emotionally, elegantly and poetically Tom. Beautiful! Congratulations on your wonderful win! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/21/2018 3:19:00 PM
Thank you very much Susan, sadly its something that we all experience from time to time and it never gets easier. Tom
Date: 6/20/2018 6:54:00 PM
- A skilled and great 6 line poem, from you Tom :) - It must have been difficult to judge, I think everyone is amazing, with different themes - Congratulations on a well deserved 2nd place in the contest :) - hugs // Anne -Lise :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/20/2018 11:00:00 PM
Thank you very much Sunshine, yes there were some great ones, I bet judging was a nightmare for him. Tom
Date: 6/20/2018 6:51:00 PM
… Still like your odds (in the contest)!...Seriously, congrats on your win! Best wishes, Gershon
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/20/2018 10:58:00 PM
Thank you Gershon, there were some great six liners for this contest, glad I didn't have to judge them. Tom
Date: 6/20/2018 3:33:00 PM
No pain like loss Tom... Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/20/2018 4:44:00 PM
Thank you SO, sadly we all go through it but it's never easy. Thanks again for hosting. Tom
Date: 6/20/2018 11:17:00 AM
So tragic and well written, Tom. You have expressed a ton of information using just six lines-Amazing! //Warren
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/20/2018 12:11:00 PM
Thank you very much Warren, the sponsor liked emotional writes and I suppose a tragic death is emotional for those involved. Tom
Date: 6/20/2018 11:06:00 AM
Beautiful tribute, Tom -- and a winner of a sixth line. Of course, the accidental death of a close friend is tragic, and only tragic. But your touching words soothe the heart, helping ease the pain and close the wound... I like your odds in the contest! Best wishes, Gershon
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/20/2018 12:07:00 PM
Thank very much Gershon. It is a sad story but sadly sometimes life can be like that. Thankfully it was a fictional write. Tom.
Date: 6/19/2018 7:08:00 PM
A very well written heartfelt poem for the contest Tom; Good luck in it!~Che :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/19/2018 11:29:00 PM
Thank you Cheryl, grief and bereavement, something that we don't handle well at times. Tom
Date: 6/19/2018 2:09:00 PM
so sad but beautifully expressed...
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/19/2018 11:27:00 PM
Thank you ilene, not something that anyone likes to deal with. Tom
Date: 6/19/2018 8:11:00 AM
Tragic loss, so hard to cope with and you have written this well. Especially, the gratitude at the end for the fond memories over the years! :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/19/2018 10:45:00 AM
Thank you Heidi, its something most of us have been through or will go through and its never easy even when you know its coming. Tom.
Date: 6/19/2018 7:29:00 AM
- Terribly heavy to lose, a tragic picture - Lovely written :) - Good luck in the contest, Tom :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/19/2018 8:10:00 AM
Thank you Sunshine, tragically I did lose a friend years ago that I grew up with. But there was no family involved Tom