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Offline elise

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Alley Cat Scratch Newsletter-IN MEMORIAM
« on: August 10, 2017, 01:59 PM »
The  Alley Cat Scratch
Aug 2017

In Memoriam

Today we honor: Mystic1 -aka G or Gary

Mystic1 was one of The Alley’s most prolific poets. He delighted us with his creative Haiku renditions. He has left us now for that open mic in the sky. Although he suffered a long time with his illness, it never erased his enthusiasm for poetry or participating.

“Without any precaution and without a trace of apprehension,
you appeared in my world as you did, bringing me a pleasant surprise that I couldn’t resist.
 But like this, without me knowing, you quietly disappeared from my world, without a word, leaving behind only my memories.

You exist, deep in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart, and in my song.
You exist, deep in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart, and in my song.

Still remember us once walking side by side together past that bustling alley.  Even though we were strangers, just passing by each other, we still felt each other.  One look, one beat of the heart, one unexpected delight. It’s like a dream that was destined.

You exist, deep in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart, and in my song.
The world is so big, why did we meet?
Could it have been chance?
Could it have been destiny?

You exist, deep in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart, and in my song.”
~Mystic1 aka G~

As you will always exist, deep in our minds and hearts Gary.
I felt it shelter to speak to you  ~Emily Dickinson

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Re: Alley Cat Scratch Newsletter-IN MEMORIAM
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 11:37 PM »
I agree with this tribute. G was a fine fellow. Articulate, passionate, intelligent. 
He wi be missed.
Stop looking at the light. Instead, look at what is being illuminated by the light.

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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 03:44 PM »
Why should I give a shit about this human being named Gary aka "G" aka "Mystic1".
I never met him, face to face anyways, I never broke bread with him, I never heard his laugh.

Regardless, I do give a shit and I am heartbroken. He was a good person.

I never really got to know him on a personal level, outside of the banter on this site.
Yet, that's what I am left with, that thought; he was a good person.

Not a bad perception/ legacy to leave behind.
Rest in peace

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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 09:15 PM »
Words seemed to come so easy to Gary.  Thanks for the memoriam, elise ... well said.  The Alley will have a void without him ... as well as in the hearts of many.
~ Marsha ~
 

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 08:02 AM »

Sadly missed, but finally free!  :angel:
Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.  ~  Ira Gassen

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 10:00 PM »

I always assume everyone is infallible and fail to ring the bell
for them when alive to acknowledge my appreciation of how
they enriched my life by their sharing of creativity and
knowledge.

It is a long way to travel out there but Mystic has the light
to go every where.  If you listen closely the sound shall
bridge the gap and ring softly in remembrance.
Weave
a good poet is like a bride
Something old, something new, something borrowed
but mostly you.

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2017, 12:48 AM »
Good too see you here Weave.
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I felt it shelter to speak to you  ~Emily Dickinson

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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2017, 09:09 AM »

Great to see you also Elise and that all is well with you.
My muse came back a year ago I do poetry online
once a week now.  I am back to getting up early
and typing out a tune K-Cup style.   :apple
Weave
a good poet is like a bride
Something old, something new, something borrowed
but mostly you.

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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2017, 12:40 PM »
I do hope you will share some of your work with us!
Oh, and does your muse have a sister?

I felt it shelter to speak to you  ~Emily Dickinson

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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 11:47 AM »

My muse welcomes you as a sister elise.
Inspiration needs to be located like kindling
before the fire can erupt.  But believe me
it is always inside you just waiting to be
unlocked again. 
Weave
a good poet is like a bride
Something old, something new, something borrowed
but mostly you.