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By Paul StewartPublished about a month ago β€’ Updated about a month ago β€’ 1 min read
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just like that, last night

you were gone and our whole world

felt dimmer, darker

*

we will move forward

and it will get easier

but, for now, we grieve

*

for all you gave us

your unforgettable smile

and genuineness

*

you were warm and kind

loved music, family, food

and you fought so hard

*

I'll never forget

that spirit and drive you had

to not just give in

*

we will always, and

when we say, always, we mean

we'll always - love you

*

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Author's Notes: For my Uncle Claudio that passed away last night, 23rd May, 2024.

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Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

Overflowing in English language torture and word abuse.

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Comments (26)

  • Angie the Archivist πŸ“šπŸͺΆ23 days ago

    So very sorry Paul… your dear Uncle Claudio was obviously a great blessing to you all. Be gentle on yourself as you grieve.πŸ’œ

  • Christy Munson27 days ago

    Condolences, Paul, to you and the family

  • Gabriel Huizenga30 days ago

    I am so, so sorry for your loss Paul. This is a deeply beautiful tribute to your Uncle Claudio.

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    I am so sorry, Paul. Beautiful tribute poem!

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    Beautiful elegy, Paul. I’m sorry for your loss!

  • Mackenzie Davisabout a month ago

    Goodness, now I understand. I am so sorry, Paul. I just lost someone too, and there are more on the way. I can’t imagine your grief, even still. Beautiful tribute. πŸ’œ

  • Just to let you know this is a Raise Your Voice nomination by me

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”I’m so sorry, Paul, I know how it feels, friend! Blessing are flowing to you…. My over the rainbow ones visit me sometimes.

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    A truly touching tribute! Very sorry for your loss, Paul.

  • Belleabout a month ago

    A beautiful tribute. I am so sorry for your loss, Paul. I hope that you are surrounded by warmth and love, and that his memory never fades ❀️❀️

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    You've created a beautiful tribute here. This is a touching poem and oddly timed to my life too. I lost my father-in-law last night. How weird, right? Well, I'm so sorry for your loss. Take time for yourself! β™₯️

  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    Poignant and powerful. I’m sorry for your loss β™₯️

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    This is lovely. I'm sorry for your loss. πŸ€—

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Sincere condolences from our house to yours, Paul. Both of your tributes to him are a wonderful homage.

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    This was incredibly touching. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and love to your family.

  • Grz Colmabout a month ago

    Sad to hear and read this. Sounds a great guy that fought a helluva a battle. πŸ˜”

  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨about a month ago

    Sending love to you and your family, Paul πŸ€πŸ™

  • D. J. Reddallabout a month ago

    A lovely tribute--condolences for your loss, good sir.

  • Emil indwabout a month ago

    Sorry to hear about your uncle and I think this is a beautiful farewell poem:(

  • Sorry to hear that , but a good way to remember someone who meant something to you and others

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    Best way to express grief and its acknowledgement - write about it, get it out. Hugs to you and your folks.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Oh nooooo 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I'm so sorry for your loss Paul. I know how devastating it is. Sending you lots of love and hugs πŸ₯Ίβ€οΈ

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Nice Paul nice!

  • Gloria Penelopeabout a month ago

    Lovely poem, I enjoyed reading it.

  • Mariann Carrollabout a month ago

    Sorry for your lost of a family pet. Pets sure inspire us . The poem says how your pet touch your life

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