R.I.P. Grandpa

@Drosophila (16699)
Ireland
July 2, 2016 10:07am CST
It feels like yesterday when we were sitting around the fire, Laughing, joking and eating pies by the camp fire. That summer was great, you taught me how to swim. We went to the masses and sang all the hymns. Then BOOM, the light of your life was snuffed out. Though I knew your end was near, I still had my doubts. I guess I was in denial. I mean you had triumphed against all life's trials. Now that you are gone. The work of this life is done. May the angels safeguard your soul, Until I've paid life's toll. No doubt we will see each other again, Just a little bit further down the lane. R.I.P. Grandpa (passed away at 14:30 today). This is a poem challenge by @Jessicalynnt boom, fire, lights, summer, pie.
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@Mike197602 (13911)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 16
It's crap when loved ones die. I've lost all my grandparents and my mum.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Awww so sorry to hear about that.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
6 Jul 16
sorry to hear that Mike, Id be devastated to loose my mommadukes
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
3 Jul 16
My deepest condolences. May he RIP. My brother in law passed away last month. It is so awful to lose the ones we love. Your poem is a lovely tribute.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
3 Jul 16
@Drosophila They pulled the plug on my husband's brother last month. He wanted it that way and had it in his will. He wouldn't have lived without the respirator and his blood pressure was extremely low. I think it's hardest on the living. Again, my deepest sympathy to you and his loved ones.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
4 Jul 16
@DianneN thank you! indeed. It sounds the same case with my grandpa. my condolences to you and your husband. It was never easy, because we always want to try, and not give up.
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@puddleglum (1415)
• United States
2 Jul 16
A wonderful tribute. I'm sorry for the loss of your grandfather.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thank you. He has had a good life, 89 years :D
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• United States
3 Jul 16
@Drosophila It's good that you had time with him to make wonderful memories.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
@puddleglum indeed! The swimming lessons were the best, I was so afraid of water as a child, no one could teach me to swim. He did the impossible. But really it's because I trusted him like no other instructors, I was able to learn to swim
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@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
2 Jul 16
I'm sorry about your loss.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thank you. Treasure the love ones when we still have them with us :D
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@polyxena (2573)
• Sturgis, Michigan
5 Jul 16
@Drosophila Very true
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
5 Jul 16
@polyxena Have a great day. :)
@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
2 Jul 16
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so sad when we lose someone we love so much.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thank you! Indeed, it is a sad process
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@CRK109 (14413)
• United States
3 Jul 16
@Drosophila He'll be watching over you now. It's always amazing to me when I feel my father around me. He's been gone since 1980 but every so often I can feel his presence in the room with me. And it's a beautiful feeling and it makes me smile. they are never truly gone from us.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
4 Jul 16
@CRK109 Thank you! I don't think they are ever truly gone, no. Though, I do hope his final journey to the resting place has been completed
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Jul 16
wow, that's so sad! Good use of the words but
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thanks ya.. yesterday was not a good day
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• Centralia, Missouri
4 Jul 16
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@Susan2015 (21688)
• United States
3 Jul 16
Very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thank you, I am sure where he is now, there is no more pain
@nanette64 (17949)
• Fairfield, Texas
3 Jul 16
An excellent poem although sad @Drosophila . It sucks to lose family regardless of their age. My thoughts are with you.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thank you! indeed, it sucks. But this is only temporary, just a short "see you later"
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@gichrys (103)
• Philippines
3 Jul 16
grandpa needs to rest now. May he rest in peace. Deeply sorry for your loss.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thank you! No doubt I will see him again when this life ends. :)
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@Shiva49 (13972)
• Singapore
3 Jul 16
I am sorry to hear of your loss. My grandparents passed away long years ago. But I am blessed by them still - siva
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Aww thank you! For me it's not goodbye, it is see you later
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Jul 16
I'm sorry that you have lost your grandfather. It is very sad to lose the ones we love.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thanks, thanks! He had a great life.
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@jstory07 (69903)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Jul 16
I am really sorry for your loss. You will have the memory of him in your heart forever.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thanks, thanks! Indeed. We never forget our loved ones.
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@sabashekh (1231)
• Bhopal, India
2 Jul 16
Beautifully expressed .. May his soul rest in peace
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thank you, indeed. :)
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jul 16
This is a good tribute to your grandfather. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
4 Jul 16
Thank you, I am sure I will see him again later down the road. :)
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@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jul 16
@Drosophila I'm sure you will.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
6 Jul 16
@just4him Indeed.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
6 Jul 16
Very well written, I see poetry is your thing wendy! Keep it up!
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
6 Jul 16
Thank you. I shall. :)
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• Canada
4 Jul 16
In some way, they never leave us...they are as close as our DNA. When I was first seeing my parents sick, and had to face the reality of their eventual deaths...that was a thought that just, I don't know, kinda snuck up on me and for some reason took deep roots, kinda similar to the line in the Creed "the Communion of Saints"-I am sorry for your loss:(.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
4 Jul 16
Thank you! I have accepted as the unfortunate realities we all have to face. It helps alot, but sometimes does not. I was particularly close to this grandpa, as I spent a considerable amount of time in his house when I was growing up.
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@WorDazza (10091)
• Manchester, England
4 Jul 16
So sorry for your loss. No matter how old someone is it always seems too soon! You are in my thoughts.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
4 Jul 16
thank you! he was the last of my grand parents.
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
3 Jul 16
I'm so sorry for your loss, Dearheart!
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thank you. He has had a good life
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
2 Jul 16
What a lovely way to express your love for your Grandpa. I'm so sorry that you lost him today, you must be feeling dreadful.
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
3 Jul 16
Thank you. I am feeling slightly better now after getting drunk yesterday. I was glad to have seen him before his passing.
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