Monday, 20 February 2012

To Absent Friends

Your lovely Geraldine said to me last night, "Another good one gone Martin, it's not fair!"

It's not. You were always one of the good guys, one of the few I looked up to when I was a wee lad who dreamed of one day having the cheek to get up on a stage! You, Seánie, Billy, Dazzler! The old crew, getting smaller. You were indeed a Gentle man, always with a smile, and a word of encouragement.
(Keep an eye on Seánie for me!)

Farewell Georgie. I have no idea why, but this is in my head all day.


  1. Anyone with a word of encouragement is worth keeping close by your side. There aren't enough of those. Good that you knew him. Salute.

    Incidentally, I was not familiar with Joan of Arc. That my introduction to that song is via you pleases me. Beautifully done. Leonard who?

  2. you have my heart, bubba. xoxoxoxo

  3. Brilliant song, I do wish I could have been in the crowd.

  4. Big hugs, Map. It's so hard to lose the ones you love, I know. xoxoxo

    @UB: You've not heard of Leonard Cohen? Famous Canadian singer(ahem)/song writer??? Where have you been, man!? ;-)

  5. @Pon: Map just did the song so well UB had a momentary brain fart and forgot the Canadian gift. :)

    Bug Hug, pal! Losing the good ones is that part of being a grown up that I don't like at all. x

  6. I'm sorry for your loss. Yeah it's not fair when the good ones go, that's so true.

  7. Sorry to hear of your loss, Map :(

  8. To absent friends, lost loves, old gods and station of mists. May each and every one of us always give the devil his due gracias.

    Lost friends are like the true meaning of the oul shamrock itself, forever in our midst existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element of memory and fact.

    Grieve not for the dead for they cannot feel our tears, instead, rejoice, rebirth the memories of those that still stand amongst us if only in dreams.

  9. here's to those who remain among us even if only in dreams...Sláinte!

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