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« on: March 08, 2007, 07:51:36 PM »

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Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again, May God hold
you in the hollow of his hand


Into the day came darkness,

A beginning, to an end,

Red rose petal, turned brown

Calm skies, a storm

Stormy weather, renewed day

New rose, fully bloomed

A new beginning, formed

A friend gone, memory alive

If tears could bring him back,

He’d be standing here today,

Laughing, joking, encouraging.

God called our friend home,

Worthy of being made whole

He now walks with Jesus,

He doesn’t need that chair

All the pain is gone now

It was just too much to bear,

From darkness to light

And a fresh new start

To have that perfect body,

He dreamed about for years

We will pay the price

With all our countless tears.

Rest now, Brother


The Man I Never Met

We never met face to face in life
You were my friend anyway.

We often spoke over Skype
Or we talked on line.
Or we posted messages
To pass the time.

I never met you.
You were my friend anyway.

We talked about the disease
That brought us together
With many, many people.
You told of your experiences.
I told of mine.
Together we made it through
A few rough spots in our lives.

I never met you
You were my friend anyway.

You had thirteen years on dialysis
To my eight years.
I looked up to you as my role model.
If he can do 13,
I can get up and do mine.
I guess eventually
I will surpass your number.

I never met you
You were my friend anyway.

You and I,
We had plans
To get together.
I will go anyway.
In your memory.
I lift my cup of ice chips
To you!

I guess I am never going to meet you.
You are still my friend anyway!


Oh what great sadness we all now feel,
On hearing of the loss of our hero, Bill.
So now we must carry on his dream,
And work together as a team.
For this is what he would have us to do,
In the hard times to see each other through,
So may we all together unite,
In memory of Epo, and for his web site.


My Ode To Epo

There was this man called “Epo”
 He made a big impression
 His site made sure I didn’t suffer depression

He had some rules and a spell check
And there were times I could hide under a deck
But it was a place we all could meet
It was like he said “Hey, take a seat”

He told us some stories and some facts
And I even have met a person called KITKATZ

There are games to play, Hey Asteroids is my one
Where my high score is out of reach
and I hope my playing days are done

Cause there is better places to be on this site
Places where it is shining bright

All due to a man and his vision
And it’s better than watching television

This place we are all drawn for the same reason
We have even sent each other gifts for the Season

I hate the reason we are all here
But there is one man I love for it and one day I will give him a beer

But hopefully that will be for a long time
See that man has left us now
He had to see the man upstairs and for now to us said “CIAO”

But you see he has left us IHD
And you and I must all agree
It’s like he has opened the car door and given us the Key

“Take a Ride” he says and this car is one hell of a ride
You’ll all do alright cause you will have me on your side

“I’ll be overlooking you all”
“And making sure you won’t fall”

“I’ve left you in safe hands with Goofynina and Sluff
and it won’t be long till lil Epokid gets tough

So for now from Epo its hasta la vista
All I can say hell we are all gonna miss ya



May peace and love be with all who know this man,
May peace and love be with his family always,
and follow them wherever they may be,
Epoman will forever be with us,
I will be forever grateful.
With My caring thoughts -


My Cyber-Space Friend

I made a friend in cyber-space
Never met him face to face.

I reached one day and there he was
He said come with me and join my cause.

I followed him to a place called IHD.com
There I found my peace I found my calm.

We had one thing in common... we hated dialysis
We were tired of people saying "we were just being ridiculous."

For 18 months I had my friend
I guess they are right...all good things must come to an end.
I'll miss you my cyber friend.


He was too young to die.
He was a hero in his tme.
We will all miss him
              Miss you Guy


Journey Home

My journey starts with a soft voice calling me into the night.
I am lifted up and drawn toward a beautiful light.
I am leaving my family, friends and all other earthly things.
I am like a bird going toward the heavens, trying out my new wings.
But as I soar upward everything becomes so clear.
Special arms are wrapped around me, removing all my fears, and pain.

I am an eagle, climbing high over the pine trees,
the lakes and the land.
A special love is gently leading me,
taking me by the hand.
I have wings, I go higher into the deep blue of the sky.

I am leaving you all with a heart full of love.
My journey is taking me to a home far away.
That same voice promising I'll see you some day.
But please--do not grieve for me yet,
for my soul and spirit are finally free
I go at peace into eternity..

Rest in peace bill.


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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008, 05:48:54 PM »

Very sweet, Sluff.  Thank you so much.

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