Celebration for a Friend
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Sunday, August 02, 2009
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...you know it's about YOU, Ed Matlack
Now, you've gone and done it...
you with your hard-head
left us sitting on our arses
with our sad, anxious hearts.
I recognize that chuckle of yours,
thinking you have the last laugh
on your two Ed-Bros and Sis
and blowing smoke on your friends.
But, we're determined cusses, we are,
From Sweden, the British Isle ,'cross the Big River
to Canada, clear across the USA, North, East,
South and West, on to OZ-Land and West.
Still, I raise my glass to you, Ed
for the crazy trips you take us on
with your words...like poetic justice
you captured our hearts.
I want to thank you for being "you",
and sharing your beautiful son,
your dear Rufuz, with us...
with his own poetic verse...thank you.
(you'll see him soon-when you recover)
STUBBORN AIN'T GOOD
when it comes to your health,
and us not knowing your where-abouts!
Time now for you the stone to turn over;
to treat your body as a temple fine.
You've got a whole Village of Bros & Sistahs
gonna be keeping an eye on you!
Rest while you can, Bub,
'cause once you're on your feet,
you gotta answer to the lot of us...
your friends who really do care!
OH, and by-the-by...
Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Author's Note: Ed is not able to read this...now...but one day he will and it will be a reminder. He remains in ICU, but his prognosis is much better than that of a week ago. Your prayers are still needed, and blessings to Rene for her diligent care.
Get-Well cards can be sent to:
Ed Matlack - ICU
SJH Regional Center
1505 West Sherman Ave
Vineland NJ 08360
© Jackie (Micke) Jinks, Aug. 2009
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|Reviewed by Rene Swing
|Thank you so much Micke for giving Ed a birthday wish he will not soon forget. I am speechless! Thank you everyone! I know now how much you all truly care for Ed & Rufus! I can speak for them, Thank you all!
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, dear Ed,
Happy birthday to you!
God is so good, answering our prayers for Ed - and you're a dear, bringing us up to date on his progress - well done, Jackie!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Wonderful tribute for a dear man...our prayers are still with sweet ED..HAPPY BIRTHDAY ED..AND MANY MORE TO COME SWEET MAN...HUGS,COMING YOUR WAY...|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|You've got a whole Village of Bros & Sistahs
gonna be keeping an eye on you!
He truly does, Micke, and you are One Good Sistah! And Happy, Happy Birthday to that old Jersey Devil.
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Thanks Micke for the poem and the tribute for that no-good brother of us that will give a bad name to the stubborn mules.
We just are waiting for him to get well and you will not believe the fireworks we gonna throw to the Space Cadet of ours for giving us a gratuitous scare...oh! "revenge are ours" said the siblings, bwaaahahahah!
EDvard, disgruntled Ole Brother
|Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
|Well said Micke...for he is a stuborn old fart at times, and I sure do miss his phone calls...sometimes he would just call to tell me of some special on the travel channel...or to remind me once again that the SOUTH lost the war..smiles...get well soon SIR...
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|Last time we spoke, u caught me in the shower, and I had to talk to you over the speaker phone while i got sorted, meanwhile my little girls kept you entertained with their jabbering...Now, it's my turn to catch you out napping!!!
When that ventilator is out, I'm gonna ring U and talk ur ears off, and let the girls do the same hehehe...Happy HAPPY Birthday, you cussed hound you. XXXXX Ch'erie who talks funnier than an Aussie :) Love u much.
Miss you heaps.
Thanks 4 this Micke, sending more prayers!
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Thank you Jackie for sharing and the address and Ed will continue to be in my prayers.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Friend, family, guardian angel, kick-ass coach... you qualify in every department, Micke! No one could be more committed to leading the Cheer Committee or keeping all angles covered - you're one in a million... and a dayumm fine poet and writer to boot! Even I feel ten times better just reading this and I don't think my smile could get much wider right now. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ED AND MANY MANY MORE TO COME!!! KEEP ON THE UPWARD PATH, TOOT-TOOTIN ON YOUR VENTILATOR TUBES! IN FAST-CAR DIAPERS YOU LOOK REAL SMARTY... NOW TOMKAT'S BIN IT'S TIME TO PARTY!!! :)))))))))) xxx|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|your tribute is clearly from the heart Jackie, and a mighty good one I might add -- I am so glad to learn that Ed's prognosis is much better -- thanks for the information -- peace and love my friend -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Wonderful tribute to a most deserving fellow, Micke! Happy, Happy birthday to our Ed; here's to getting out of that hospital! Prayers to Ed are continuing; when I went to church today, I specifically prayed for Ed. So our church is covering him in prayers! He has many friends; he is well loved! Well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Thanks Micke , for this splendid poem for our Bro Ed! He has truly touched all of our hearts, and when he comes home he will have this to remind him! You are one very compassionate and caring lady my friend! We will keep hoping and praying.
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Wonderful, Micke. We share your sentiments in this
Celebration to our Jersey Friend, Ed Matlack.
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|What a wonderful Birthday Poem to cheer our beloved Ed up. We sure will keep him in our prayers until he returns in good health once again. Happy Birthday Ed and we sure hope you take this heartfelt advice from Jackie.|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A great poem to lift Ed's spirits (and ours), Jackie. Well done. Love and blessings,
|Reviewed by steve Chering
|Wll done that writer. Rip roaring poem lol.