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sack316
06-26-2004, 07:39 PM
Got some bad news today. My best friend (our families consider each other family), well his (and I consider mine) nephew died at the young age of 7 from basically a heart attack. The poor kid has had health problems all his life, and they never really thought he would see his teen years, but still when it actually does happen it's a shocker. And to see his Mom today was just surreal. I know he's in a better place now and free from the pains he lived through during his short life, but it still seems unfair that nobody will ever know what his potential could have been. Sorry that I'm not going really anywhere with this post, I just needed to vent a little bit. Jesse was a great kid, and we're all gonna miss him.

PQQLK9
06-26-2004, 08:05 PM
You have my condolences. I have always liked this poem -- Author: unknown

I'll lend you for a little time, a child of mine, He said.
For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he is dead.
It may be six or seven years, twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd life's lane, I have selected you.
Now will you give him all of your love, nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call, to take him back again?
I fancied that I heard them say, Dear Lord, thy will be done.
For all the joy thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, we'll ever grateful stay.
But shall the angels call for him much sooner than we planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.

Barbara
06-27-2004, 07:21 AM
Nice poem, Nick.

And my condolences to sack.

Barbara

sack316
06-27-2004, 01:17 PM
yes Nick, thank you so much for the beautiful poem. it really does fit perfectly. I will print it out and give it to his mother

bluewolf
06-27-2004, 06:29 PM
One of the best poems I have heard. My sadness and prayer extends to your family sack. It is always, well you just feel cheated, when one dies so young, especially that young. It just does not feel fair at all.

Laura