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Author:  larry larry
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Date:  10/19/2004 4:22:57 PM
Subject:  Ok I found something else
Message:  Here's something else I found while looking for that same poem. I wrote this for the board April 4, 2001. He pulled through and posted something like "What are you trying to do bump me off or something?" "Love ya too pal.... uh in a manly way of course"

Sorry about this but I'm having an emotional "I miss Mickey" Moment.

.... I became scared and very down. I talked to Suzi, for a few minutes on the phone, a night or two before Mickey went into the hospital. I jokingly told her that I was becoming just like my mother-in-law by thinking the worst would happen in everything. A few days later I found out that wasn’t as much of a joke as I thought. I haven’t seen Mickey in years. I thought that the next time I did. I’d tell him a few things. It hit me that I might not get that chance. I’m not the best writer in the world but I wrote this for therapy. Dave and Ron didn’t laugh at it so maybe you won’t either. While I’ve got my courage up I’m going to post it. Don’t know how it will come out on the board.

For Mickey:

Somehow I thought, that I controlled time,
God made it just for my pleasure.

Now I know It belongs to no one,
It’s something that all men should treasure.

I thought you’d be here, everyday,
I thought you’d be here forever.

Took for granted I’d see you again,
I now know the meaning of “never”.

I thought I’d say, “I love you”, someday,
But that’s not what real men should do.

Real men are weak, I never did speak,
I’m hoping, to God, that you knew.

Somehow I thought, that I controlled time,
I’d tell you my feelings, some day.

Now all the time I thought I controlled,
Was cast in the sea yesterday.

Thanks for the music, Mickey.
Thanks for influencing me to want to write.

I love you (Uh ..... in a manly way of course)

        me me

 Ok I found something else by larry larry at 10/19/2004 4:22:57 PM
 Re: Ok I found something else by Jackie at 10/20/2004 12:48:47 AM
 Re: Ok I found something else by Judy C. at 10/20/2004 6:55:33 AM
 Re: Ok I found something else by Mike C  at 10/20/2004 1:04:57 PM