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The tree you are busy hugging has new branches
My father died yesterday
Thu 5 Jul 2012, 11:22 AMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
in my backyard
holds twisted rope and wood,
reminder of a childhood fort
our staunchest friend
though often pirate foe,
built us a house for all our dreams -
hand over hand
up to the very top,
surveyed our vast domain with pride
and spread our wings,
explored the seven seas,
came back but rarely, in a rush,
we got the news,
returned from whence we’d gone,
held hands, looked up and thought of him
Copyright © 2012 Genii Software Ltd.
What has been said:
1008.1. Roy Rumaner (07/05/2012 05:58 PM)
I am sorry for your loss Ben.
1008.2. Dan Soares (07/05/2012 06:24 PM)
My condolences Ben. I loved what you said - Relationship isn't about perfection.
1008.3. Christian Tillmanns (05.07.2012 18:52)
My deepest condolences, Ben.
1008.4. Garrett Wolthuis (07/05/2012 07:11 PM)
My condolences on your loss, Ben.
1008.5. Mike McGarel (07/05/2012 10:55 PM)
Ben, my sincerest condolences.
1008.6. Maureen Leland (07/06/2012 01:45 AM)
Ben, I'm so very sorry. It sounds like you are mostly at peace with him being in a better place, but it is still always hard. We'll be thinking of you and yours.
1008.7. Steve Dickson (07/06/2012 08:55 AM)
I am very sorry for your loss, Ben.
1008.8. Hieko Voigt (06.07.2012 08:56)
My condolences on your loss, Ben. We went down that exact path three years ago - know how you feel.
1008.9. Remo Linter (06.07.2012 09:11)
My deepest condolences.
1008.10. Richard Shergold (06/07/2012 09:56)
So sorry to hear that Ben.
1008.11. Avinash (07/06/2012 10:39 AM)
Hi Ben, I'm sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences
1008.12. Matt Cook (07/06/2012 12:30 PM)
I like the strong imagery in your poem. Well done.
Peace to you and your family.
1008.13. Don McNally (07/06/2012 01:02 PM)
Ben, my condolences to you and your family.
1008.14. Ben Langhinrichs (07/06/2012 02:33 PM)
Thank you, all of you. Your condolences are very much appreciated by me and my family.
1008.15. Stevan Bajić (06/07/2012 17:46)
Ben, I am sorry to hear about your loss. I know how it feels to lose his father. Please accept my condolences.
1008.16. Doug Finner (07/06/2012 08:50 PM)
My thoughts go out to you and your family.
1008.17. Rich Hunter (07/23/2012 09:14 PM)
Sorry for your loss Ben, My condolences to you and your family.