Wednesday 15 January 2014


It's been a tough start to 2014 with Ken leaving us on New Year's Day and Denis leaving a week later.  We celebrate their lives and know they live on in our hearts and memories. 

Today is Ken's funeral.

10.10.30 - 01.01.14

Today we stand together to say our goodbyes
We wipe the tears from our eyes
We Hug and embrace
Put on a brave face

Remembered with love the happy times
remembered other people, other pastimes
we are brought back to the present
as our memories flood to the forefront

This moment in time we are mired in sorrow
We will move on, not today and perhaps not tomorrow
We will tell stories, anecdotes and say ‘remember when?’
We will remember you always, our dear Uncle Ken.


 A misty morning view to say goodbye


  1. "A misty morning view to say goodbye" -- so touching and beautiful....I am sorry for your loss.

  2. A touching tribute from the heart.
    So sorry for your loss.

  3. I always admire people who can capture exactly what everyone feels and put it into a poem. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. So sorry for your loss. A touching tribute.

  6. I am so sorry for your losses. Two at a time make things extra hard for you guys. Sending you prayers and love.

    Kathy M.

  7. My deepest condolences ~ This is such a moving post ~

  8. Thank you for sharing your loss, and your reminiscences. I, too, lost my uncle this month, last Wednesday, very unexpectedly and so can commiserate with you. Thank you also for your comments on my blog. I appreciate the feedback and am glad you came to visit. My thoughts are with you...

  9. Such a lovely poem. Sorry for your loss.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  10. Hi Sally, my condolences. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  11. My thoughts are with you and I'm sending you my love. Your words are beautiful, even knowing that loss of a loved one is too big for them. <3

  12. It's so sad when someone is no longer with us. Concentrate on good memories. Nothing will halt time.

  13. Please take care Sally.Please know that I'll be thinking of you.

  14. Lovely tribute to your uncle, Sally. Death always brings us up short but eventually we can remember without pain. Take care.

  15. (((((HUGS))))) Gosh, I know loss all too well lately. Please take care of yourself during these troubling days. Thinking of you.