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Joyful Memories
by Dave Harm

Sunday, July 03, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For the past two years, I worked with a young man, who was a joy and a headache at the same time. He lived life to the fullest and found joy in making others laugh. He was killed in a car crash about eight months ago and I don't think there is one day at work that doesn't pass without someone telling a story about Jon. He was an innocent, carefree, intelligent man who at the same time could be characterized as a "bull in a china shop."

July 9th would have been Jon's 25th birthday. I just wanted his parents to know, that we still think about them and that Jon is still a very big part of our memories...


 


Not quite a quarter of a century


dreams never totally realized


not quite long enough to leave a legacy


broken hearts, still mourns, still cries


 


Not quite 25 years


couldn’t achieve your goals


today, we remember with tears


a young man with a carefree soul


 


At work, you seem to make the day


joking and looking for a bite to eat


with things you did or words you’d say


shaking our heads, laughing out of our seats


 


Your memory will always live on


stories retold time after time


still hard to believe you’re gone


your smile lives on in our mind


 


It was hard to stay mad


at some of the things that were done


you’re one of a kind and I’m glad


we got to share time under the same sun


 


Gave it your all and you lived with a zest


Today on your birthday, wishing you peace and rest


Spreading your wings you began to fly


And I’m sure you’re saying…


“I’m happy, please don’t cry.”


 


©2005 Dave Harm


 


 

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Reviewed by Huda Orfali 7/20/2005
Wonderful tribute, Dave
Thanks for sharing
love and peace
May his soul rest in peace
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/8/2005
A loving and heartfelt tribute; a wonderful gift well-shared, Dave. Thank you. Love, peace, and strength to you. Regis
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/5/2005
beautiful tribute to jon; he will be missed by all who knew him. thank you for sharing him with us; so young...sad!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/4/2005
A wonderful tribute. A soul like this touches many in the short time they are here and often makes another life so much better. Great write.
Reviewed by jude forese 7/4/2005
a fine tribute ... you did well ...
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/4/2005
The gift of a life is the most precious thing on earth... it's preciousness being even more intensified by the sudden deprivation of that light. But you paint a picture here of a man whose presence still lingers to brighten the days of those around him. A joy to celebrate a life whose generous rays spread far and near, and still cast their happy light today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jon's family. Your gift to them of words here makes this remembrance alive and eternal. Bless you and thank you, Kate xx
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/4/2005
Awww...this is a beautiful tribute to the young man!!

Peace to the family!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Paul Williams 7/4/2005
Excellent tribute Dave

Paul;-)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/3/2005
Fitting tribute to your friend dave, well stated.
Felix
Reviewed by Sue Hess 7/3/2005
nice tribute, dave, it hurts so bad when we lose a young person, more than when a full life has been lived, don't you think. my nephew died in a car wreck at 27 and it still hurts
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/3/2005
A wonderful remembrance Dave, and I'm sure his
family will be grateful and happy that he made
such a fine lasting impression! Well done!

Love,
Eileen



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