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 Post subject: Dedicated to Vicki
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:08 am 
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GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying.

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The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he 's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he 's to setting.

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That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.

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Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry:
For having lost but once your prime,
You may for ever tarry.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:15 am 
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This brought tears to my eyes, Bill. :cry:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:12 am 
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I love because I love without expectation of results or even meaning.

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I spend time with the people I enjoy having in my world

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and when they move on, they move on.

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I act the way I would be proud to act, not to set an example or because I should, but because it pleases me.

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I like strong people; I will be strong.

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I like skillful people; I will develop skill.

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I like people who take care of others

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I will protect and defend and if I die doing the job, cool

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because I am going to die anyway and nothing will have mattered.

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- Author known personally by me, and others who frequent this site.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:23 pm 
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Help, I need somebody,
Help, not just anybody,
Help, you know I need someone, help.

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When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.

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But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.

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Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me?

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And now my life has changed in oh so many ways,
My independence seems to vanish in the haze.

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But every now and then I feel so insecure,
I know that I just need you like I've never done before.

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Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me, help me, help me, oh.

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For you youngsters out there... Help
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 Post subject: Zen monk poems
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:21 am 
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Ima made wa
heta ga shinu zo to
omoishi ni
jōzu mo shineba
kuso jōzu kana


Till now I thought
that death befell
the untalented alone.
If those with talent, too,
must die
surely they make
a better manure.

- Kyoriku

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Sōkan wa
doko e to hito no
tōtareba
chito yōji ari
ano yo e to ie


Should someone ask
where Sokan went,
just say,
“He had some business
in the other world.”

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Ware shinaba
sakaya no kame no
shita ni ikeyo
moshi ya zizuku no
moriyasennan


Bury me when I die
beneath a wine barrel
in a tavern.
With luck
the cask will leak.

- Moriya Sen'an

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:54 am 
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:cry: :cry: :cry:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:51 pm 
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Any more information Bill?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:00 pm 
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Vicki, my prayers will be with you----

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:43 pm 
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This is a beautiful thread, Bill.
Our best to Vicki.

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MikeK wrote:

Any more information Bill?

It's strictly "family only" time now. We the "extended family" are honoring the wishes of the immediate family.

From the time she first knew until the time she was no longer able to speak, she faced her unfortunate future with the kind of courage and grace that very few display. She's lived a rich life - as I've indirectly alluded to above. Vicki has quite a legacy of children, grandchildren, friends, and accomplishments for such a short time on this earth. Her life has been anything but conventional, but then that's what has made her such a good and interesting friend.

Alas the candle that burns twice as bright often burns half as long.

- Bill


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She is one of the most incredible people I've ever met.

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You make me wish I had.

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We know your going to a better place but darn I feel like crying!
We love you Vicki !!!


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Jason Rees wrote:
You make me wish I had.


Jason,
Just sit around with people who know Vicki and you'll think you have.

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 Post subject: Nothing left but....
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:21 am 
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:cry:

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