Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Good Die Young

A friend of mine passed away last night. If anything it's proof of the fragility of life and the difference that a second could make. 

It's so often that we read about yet another accident. Yet another young life. We mourn, oh yes we do. We mourn for a life cut short, for aspirations lost and potential buried. But then household chores beckon, life calls, and then we forget. All because those facts, figures, names and places mean nothing. Abstract. But no, these alphabets strung together to create a name on print and paper lived. That faceless name laughed with friends and family, he had dreams, he had goals. But life spins its cruel web and blows out the flame. 

Two years ago today I lost a brother. At times like these there are no comforting words, no justification. There are only prayers for strength, and making a conscious effort to ensure that every second in one's life is used to the fullest, lived to the highest and filled with as much joy as possible before the fickle candle of life gets snuffed out. 

For him and for you I dedicate this poem : 

Until We Meet Again


Each morning when we awake
we know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on.

Our hearts still ache with sadness
and many tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.

Our thoughts are always with you,
your place no one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.

There will always be a heartache,
and often a silent tear,
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here.

If tears could make a staircase,
And heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you home again.

We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.

Our family chain is broken now,
And nothing will be the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again. 


Small Kucing said...

I am not good at comforting words. My condolence to you on your losses.

Time will dull the pain but wont erase the memories ..unless you have amnesia or alzheimer's disease. Gosh...why all these disease starts with "A"?

Go find a tub of ice cream and a bar of choc.

Read some happy books for the moment.

Anonymous said...

awww. i am sorry for your loss. :(

Elin said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes....your friend so young...I can feel the pain for the parents but our life is in God's hand , today, tomorrow we may not be around so we must learn to appreciate one another and love one another like it is our last day. Your Han Ko Ko had left us two years ago but he had left behind fond memories for us. So let's carry on our lives loving one another and one day we shall all be link together again.

Love you Piggy,

JoV said...

My friend died at 38 in July, and that I considered he was too young to go. Sorry to hear about your brother.
The living one (like us) thinks that it is a injustice to have one life's cut short like this, but having lived half way through my life, I thought being alive and surviving day to day troubles and pains is a much more trying life.

The good die young, because God loves them too much and I trust that they are in better place than us.

suituapui said... was my birthday that day - 2nd December, my 58th. I guess this serves to remind us that we should be thankful for every moment that we are alive...and grateful that God has blessed us in so many ways, big and small.

Bananazஇ said...

Sorry to hear about your lost..take care.

cleffairy said...

Gosh, sorry to hear about your loss, Jo. May God bless your friend's soul.

Joanna said...

Thank you all :)