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Not Goodbye...
by Joyce E Bowling
Saturday, February 09, 2008
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It has been a week of tragedy here in the mountains. Shortly after I posted my blog this morning I discovered that a dear and long time friend of mine was found dead. We are unsure of what happened, maybe a heart heart is heavy as I write...for she will missed by all who knew her...missed by me.

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Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 5/18/2008
Accept my apology in belated review.

Oh my heart goes out to you Joyce "This Is Not Goodbye" heart touching heavily indeed. Seems she was very special to you indeed yes I understand "...Iíll see you later" at times these are the best and most precious words one could say.

Blessings to you,

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 3/1/2008
A beautiful tribute, Joyce. I'm sorry for your loss. Hugs~
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 2/17/2008
touching piece Joyce, enjoyed where it took me
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 2/16/2008
WOW! Lady J
The flowwwww is so easy on the eyes, and hard on the heart!
My heart is right there with you, feeling your pain, I'm so sorry to hear this happen and had to touch your soul with such depth!
My tears formed sincing you writing this out!
STay Strong!
She was like a sister to you! :(
R.I.P. Joyce's good good friend, of her heart and soul! That touched her peacefully before you had to go!
Warmest Blessings and Warmer Hugs, Warrior Purple Lady Sheeeooxoo

Write On!
STay Positive!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 2/15/2008
Oh my, the tears this poem evoked from me. It isn't selfish not to want to say goodbye, it is a symptom of the good times, the saddnesses, just the sharing. Wonderful heartrending poem, Joyce. Liz
Reviewed by Bonnie May 2/14/2008
Wonderful tribute to your friend who will always be with you and you will see her again my friend. So stack up all the gossip so you can tell her when you meet. Loved this and was very touched by it. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by William Bonilla 2/14/2008
A beautiful tribute to a friend
Love & Peace be with you
Happy Valentine's Day

Reviewed by Michelle Mead 2/13/2008
Wow, so heartbreaking and beautiful, sounds like a deep, true friendship, blessings, Michelle
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 2/12/2008
A loviing tribute to your dear friend. Its hard to loose someone who shared much with you!.. My heart felt prayers are with you and her family..........M
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/12/2008
A friend she was to me
but so much more
more than others did see

A fine, respectful tribute to your friend, Joyce. Love and best wishes,


Reviewed by Randall Barfield 2/12/2008
Time, only time can aid the griever. How great it was, though, right? Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 2/10/2008
I wished I could offer you more than just my condolences, Joyce. What a treasured friend you lost, and what a beautiful tribute you offered here!
I send you my warmest, heartfelt hugs!!
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 2/10/2008
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 2/10/2008
When you've had a closness such as you've descibed the sting of death wounds deeply and I am sorry to hear of your pain. You were blessed to have such a wonderful both were blessed, love holly
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/10/2008
So very sorry for your loss, Joyce. True friends are truly one of life's great treasures.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/10/2008
Joyce, perhaps she was more than a friend, a sister, your feminine soul mate, the one that knew, looking into your eyes what your heat felt. She will missed but not forgotten, because the remembrance candle will be lighted forever.
Sorry about the lost.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/9/2008
Oh Joyce I am so very sad to hear this news of your long time friend. Your delicate words to her justice as in your heart she will always remain. God is close and his arms are wrapped around you as he welcomes your friend into his kingdom.....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Charlie 2/9/2008
Emotive, and healing. --Charlie
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/9/2008
I am so sorry for your loss; you are in my prayers, sweetie!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by John Leko 2/9/2008
...everything we seem to hold dear in life...sooner or later...goes missing. ...fortunate to have held one so long...and so dear in your and she...will both remember this.
Reviewed by Pamela garner 2/9/2008
I'm sorry for your lose my heart goes out to you. it's a beautiful trubute to a friend. love and peace Pamela
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 2/9/2008
Joyce, I play cards one time per month rotating houses with 8 girls,,we all graduated together,, and have known each other since grade school and high school,,, There are no words to express a friend,, as you share things with each other that is worth its weight in gold... I am so sorry for your loss,, but it is not Good Bye,, Just See You Later,,, Heartfelt my dear friend.
Love, Christine
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 2/9/2008
I am sad for you, but you have done such a beautiful job, I can't help but take pleasure from reading the piece. The details you
include -- maternity clothes, recipes, gossip, fact that your children are the same age -- make your relationship come alive. It is obvious that it will always b e alive. While you have lost each other in the physical sense, you will always have each other's love and support. What a wonderful tribute to you both!! Brava & Brava!!! xOx 'Pea' xOx
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/9/2008
Sorry you've lost your good friend
Hang in there best you can
My prayers are with you.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/9/2008

So sorry for your loss. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/9/2008
This part of life, sucks bigtime. Yet it is the price of life, loving and living and dying. I so relate after losing a longtime mate, of just 40.
One must go through the grief, then enjoy the wonderful memories. Until it's our turn.
A sad time for you, may your heart find relief....
Reviewed by Morning Star 2/9/2008
"oh my I'm so sorry my sincere condolence
It's very sad losing a friend
A beautiful tribute to a wonderful friend!
I pray for God to give strength and eased your pain!
Peace Love and hugsss...Morning Star

Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/9/2008
My condolences Joyce,especially as losing a good friend is really rough,since they are so hard to come by. I pray God will ease the burden as you go through the loss. Superb tribute!

Reviewed by D Johnson 2/9/2008
Joyce, I am so sorry for your loss. There is a deeper, sometimes unexplainable feeling one has when the loss is someone close and personal. I wish you and your friends family deep and abiding peace.

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 2/9/2008
I'M so sorry sweet lady,very beautiful writing..please stay safe and well...Hugsssssssss
Reviewed by Cryssa C 2/9/2008
Beautiful tribute and sentiments of a friend.
May peace rest in your heart as you deal with this loss...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/9/2008

I'm sorry for your loss - your losses - the peace of your mountain community a little shaky now - stay rooted in God's arms, He will bring you through, give you the serenity you seek - God bless you, my friend, heartfelt write of sadness.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
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