Tag Archives: loss

My Old Friend is Gone

Duke collapsed yesterday morning and had a hard time getting up. I rushed him to the vet, they examined him and had me bring him to the emergency medical hospital last night. He kept getting worse and became non-responsive this … Continue reading

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Waxing Poetic

I’ve been on a poetic roll these last few days. If you’d like to experience my poetry, please check out my blog devoted to it at http://agratefulmanspoetry.com. A Grateful Man’s Poetry The titles of some of my recent creations include: “A … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Christmas this Year for those Who’ve Lost Loved Ones

A Different Christmas For all who miss loved ones this holiday season… I experienced this on Facebook and was deeply touched by it. With Love, Russ    

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“Scars Are Only Ugly to People Who Can’t See”

Wisdom from an “old man.” Love and Grieving With Love, Russ

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You’re a Beautiful Memory

  You’re a Beautiful Memory Long after You’ve gone Your memory Brings Hope In the deepest Depths of despair Beauty When ugly Seems everywhere Love To transform apathy Wisdom To help my eyes to see Light That shines through darkest … Continue reading

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Speaking of Flying…

I just completed the rough drafts of my first two non-fiction books not written for children, all 64,541 words worth. It has been fun writing them. One is titled, “From the Heart of a Grateful Man” and deals with love, … Continue reading

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To A Friend Who Is Going Through Tough Times

A friend who is going through tough times recently wrote something along the lines that she needed to get out into nature. Dear friend: I wrote the lyric for the song linked above, and Kevin Harris wrote the music. I’m … Continue reading

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Letting go, Appreciating, and Looking Forward

“Sometimes you just have to let go of what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.” (Source: Lets Be Positive Together) I’ve been there and will be again. Based on my experience, I’d say this … Continue reading

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The Curb

Dear friends: The poem below is dedicated to all who have lost loved ones, to those who have healed, and those who still struggle with their pain, grief, and/or regret at not having said or done what they now wish … Continue reading

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When Words Aren’t Enough

This post is longer than most that I send, and it has even been abbreviated from the version I received from a friend. I believe it to be true but haven’t Snopesed it because I WANT it to be true, … Continue reading

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