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I Never Met Him

Words have such meaning when tied together right,

when the bond between two souls is so incredibly tight,

and the way we share them in print and in type,

is a gift to those reading. A privleged insight.


In good times and sorrow we travel along,

the contrast of silence and joining in song,

as a reader I'm caught up and feel I'm there too,

knowing, enjoying, celebrating with you.


Just the same feeling loss whenever you do,

not knowing exactly what you are going through,

yet tears still fall and my heart stings with pain,

For my friend and her family will never be the same.


I never met him but I know him it seems,

from the words that express all the love that he brings,

from the images, stories, and messages of love,

as I imagine him smiling down from Heaven above.


Grieving with hope is not as easy as told,

When lost was a loved one with a heart of pure gold,

take comfort in knowing the love you knew best,

you shared with so many and we were all blessed.


I never met him but I knew him through you,

introduced by your words and the images they drew,

although it never happened while here in this place,

I'll look forward to meet him one day face to face.


**This poem was inspired by Meri Schuhmacher, her 4 boys, and the recent passing of her husband Ryan. If you are able, please consider donating to the Schuhmacher Family Miracle Fund.



Reader Comments (11)

Blown away by your beautiful poem. Very touching!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Simply amazing, my friend.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

What a wonderful poem, George!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Truly beautiful, George.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerri.

George...this is absolutely beautiful. What a tender-hearted tribute to our friend during this horrible loss.

I know she'll love it.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy


September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterReyna

Very moving poem, George. Thank you.

September 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScott K. Johnson

A beautiful poem, my friend.

September 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara

so so beautiful. thank you. <3

September 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershannon

Beautifully written, and this echoes my own personal thoughts, and I'd bet the thoughts of many of us who just can't put those thoughts into words, perfectly.

September 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScott E

Beautiful, just beautiful.

September 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterk2

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