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Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
September 13
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. ~ Author Unknown


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DECEMBER 12, 2010 9:15AM

The Angel I Remember

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Cute snowy-haired child

Sprinkles of freckles; gilded face

Tender spirit; meek and mild

Paints a glorious picture of grace


A child of December

The angel I remember 


Gentle, this boy; and unpretentious

A quiet achiever; naturally gifted

Imaginative and conscientious

But even here you drifted


A boy of December

The angel I remember


Kind and selfless; not materialistic

Boy not boy and man not man; Seeking alone.

Always seeking. Exceptionally artistic

The gentlest of gentle I've known 


A son of December

The angel I remember


The poet emerged

Words lingered on lips. And died. Unspoken.

Feelings buried. Submerged.

Lineage and ties broken.


A man of December

The angel I remember


In memory of David

(Passed away 21 years ago today)

19 December 1963 - 13 December 1989






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How sad, a promise unfulfilled. I'm sorry about your loss, but glad you can remember him so fondly and capture his multi-faceted personality so well for us. R.
Sounds like a beautiful, sensitive human being - A loving tribute you have written to him. R
Beautiful poem full of love and wonderful memories.
So sorry he was with us such a short time.
rated with love
oh kate... so sad..
I promise I am doing one for you tomorrow..
Loved that you remembered him this way. Love those attributes that you found to be worth remembering. Shows what an angel you are too.
Such a lovely poem and tribute. -R-
What a wonderful poem about your wonderful Angel.
how sad and how beautifully remembered.
Oh Kate! My heart embraces yours. He sounds so sensitive and wonderful at the same time. Thank you for sharing this, I know it wasn't easy. Hugs and Love.
This was beautiful Kate. What a tribute. David was so young. too young. But he is remembered.
Beautiful and sad. I'm sorry he left so early, glad you had such a gentle angel in your life.
Just sorry for your loss dear Kate, I hope writing this good.r
Kate, you have done so well.
Feel like I knew him.
The gift of his being comes through loud and clear. I'm sorry you had to say goodbye, but what an enduring bond you share. Lovely, Kate.:)
A moving remembrance of an angel who didn't stay long. Kate, I'm sorry for your loss; you expressed your feelings so poignantly. ~R
Beautiful, Kate.
Doesn't get any easier does it - this one's thinking of you both today, with a hug and a tear from down the road.
A gift of love you give here to him and to us. We see him here as you saw him and feel the gentleness of his soul.
Thank you all. It is 21 years ago today that I lost my brother and so my heart is a little heavy but time has helped and I can smile for the good memories too.

He was indeed a very gentle and sensitive soul ... full of love, kindness and compassion. He never wanted for anything material.

His only wish ... his dream ... was for us, the world, to live in love and peace.

Perhaps an idealist ... but, yes, a beautiful dreamer.

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

~ John Lennon

PEACE, David. I love you.
Oh Kate, so beautiful, so beautiful. I am a bit speechless at the moment, except to say, they are always with us, aren't they. I am so sorry but I am certain your brother is smiling at this beautiful loving tribute.
Just dropped by again to give you both - Kate and Antoinette - a warm and loving, sympathetic hug. Your friend, Füsun.
Antoinette: For sure! Our brothers we will each carry forever in our hearts. Love to you, Antoinette. And ... thank you.

Fusun: Oh, dear, dear friend .... THANK YOU!
A child of December.
I know December well. It is a month of miracles.

Love to you, Katie. Exceptional write!

JD: Yes, December is a month for miracles and they DO happen!

And sometimes, we don't need the miracle ... we just need to give love and understanding... to others... and to ourselves.
He reminds me of my own brother -- an angel of unfulfilled promise and full of missing. I'm sorry for your loss. This day is (I know) very hard. My "day" is January 13th.
So beautiful I don't have words.
Bellwether Vance: Oh ... you DO know this day. I am sorry.

And they do sound similar ... yes .... an angel of unfulfilled promise and full of missing
Beautifully done--very loving.