Goodbye Old Friend

Goodbye old friend,
You were a ray of Sunlight in an ever dimming world that was lost to us too soon,
A beam of radiant joy that touched everyone who was blessed to feel its warmth,
No-one could deny that life thrummed within your presence with innocent joy,
You were as bright as the Sun and as comforting as the Autumn moon,
Goodbye old friend, and know that you will be sorely missed,
Know that you were loved by family and friend alike,
Know that you had the strength of genuine, true, tender love for all that never went unnoticed,
And that your gentle forgiving friendship is something that even the most broken heart could not resist,
Goodbye old friend, I’m so sorry that you had to pave the way for us on this journey,
Perhaps it takes someone with your understanding and gentle, loving heart,
Someone who walked the hard roads and always managed to lift the rest of us up with a smile and a song,
To open the doors of the next world for us more broken, and road weary,
Goodbye old friend, and rest now, knowing that you’ve earned it,
Yours was a spirit we always deeply treasured,
The impact of your mere presence in our lives cannot be measured,
You brought us joy, and I sincerely hope that we returned it,
Goodbye old friend,

◄ Mute

Be Love ►


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Jason Bayliss

Tue 13th Apr 2021 17:54

Thanks Jennifer, it was quite moving to write to be honest, I'd be lying if I said I didn't shed a few quiet tears.

J. x

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jennifer Malden

Sun 21st Mar 2021 19:20

Can only echo what Keith puts so well. Found it very moving too.


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Jason Bayliss

Tue 16th Mar 2021 21:04

Thank you all so much. I specifically didn't mention it, but our friend was a, "She," and not a, "He," and she was a ray of Sunlight in all our lives. We all know someone like this, if we're really lucky, and whether they're male or female, it doesn't matter, they're all precious to us all. She was a close family friend. Thank you all and be sure to cherish them. ❤❤

J. x

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Martin Elder

Tue 16th Mar 2021 17:01

Magnificently said Jason such wonderful words underscored with the repetition of Goodbye old friend in all the right places. A hearfelt tribute indeed.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 16th Mar 2021 11:49

A eulogy that could be employed with absolute confidence in any
"service of farewell". Finely wrought, displaying the sort of
caringly considered construction so suited to the subject.

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keith jeffries

Mon 15th Mar 2021 19:23


The most sincere tribute to a soul loved and cherished. A poem which exudes that sense of loss but also tinged with hope. Also a value placed on his existence and the impression he made on others. It almost brings me to tears to read of such love as one so seldom reads such words which touch the intimacy of the heart and human emotions so perfectly portrayed.

Thank you for this

A Girl

Mon 15th Mar 2021 18:30

So beautiful and very moving.


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