I know it's a modern world, but I'm obsolete and proud to be...and it's hard, being a bloke, to say, "I love you" to another bloke.
Nonetheless...I love you, Joe, even though we only met through the blogosphere.
Cheers, mate. Sorry you got the chop. See you in the smoke.
RIP Joe Siccardi, December 14, 2020
And now you are but memory,
receding to the past,
proof again of certainty
that beauty cannot last
upon the hard and bitter shore,
the emblem of our fallen place,
so far from the Golden Door,
so far from shining grace.
I do not want to see your smile
fade in mists of yesterday
as every passing hour and mile
forbid my breaking heart to stay
to bask in your warm company
on this side of Eternity.
Music from the Goo Goo Dolls, with Better Days, my favourite Christmas song. (If your device doesn't load the video, please click here.)
hanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.
I loved Joe!ReplyDelete
Me too, Susan. Me too.Delete
in every way fitting to see Joe's face as the 1st one on the link up this morning. great tribute here, Andrew, Joe would likely shake his head with a tear in his eye. God bless you!ReplyDelete
Mariel, thanks...there was nothing else to write, nothing else to post.Delete
It's always ok to express love. =)ReplyDelete
Thanks, AMie. I did write the post and sonnet through tears.Delete
Andrew, what a beautiful tribute to this man. When I used to write on Five-minutefriday, he always responded with encouraging words. I was sorry to read he passed, but He is where we want to be, eventually. Prayers continue for you and Barbara.ReplyDelete
Mary, truly encouragement was his gift, one he shared so readily!Delete
We thank you for your prayers.
This is a lovely tribute to Joe!ReplyDelete
Lesley, thank you...of anything I ever wrote, this one had to be just right.Delete
I'm sorry ...ReplyDelete
Thanks, Linda. I know I'll see him on the other side, but he was a good mate, and I miss him today.Delete
What a beautiful tribute. God blessReplyDelete
Loretta, thank you so very, very much.Delete
A lovely tribute! Joe was such a gift.ReplyDelete
Tara, indeed Joe was a gift...and IS.Delete
Kym, thank you. Joe's friendship meant a lot to me.Delete
Andrew, such a beautiful tribute to Joe.ReplyDelete
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Paula, thank you. For me, Joe Siccardi was and IS a giant.Delete
Thanks for this tribute to our dad. It warms our hearts to see how he left such an impact on others.ReplyDelete
Your father was someone to whom I really looked up, respected, and loved. This world is dimmer without him here.Delete
With tears in my eyes I thank you for the beautiful tribute to my dad. He was an inspiration to all, and we are all better people for having him in our lives.ReplyDelete
Amen to that...though I only knew your Dad through the internet, he made me a better person than I had been, and a better person than I might have become.Delete
I miss him.
A beautiful, warm tribute.ReplyDelete
My dear Norma...thank you so much. Joe was and IS special.Delete
Beautiful tribute to Joe.ReplyDelete
Grams, thank you so much...and I had really missed your Five Minute Friday posts!Delete