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  1. Brian Klein

    My Generation

    Our generation will be known for nothing. Never will anybody say, We were the peak of mankind. That is wrong, the truth is Our generation was a failure. Thinking that We actually succeeded Is a waste. And we know Living only for money and power Is the way to go. Being loving, respectful, and kind Is a dumb thing to do. Forgetting about that time, Will not be easy, but we will try. Changing our world for the better Is something we never did. Giving up Was how we handled our problems. Working hard Was a joke. We knew that People thought we couldn’t come back That might be true, Unless we turn things around --- Now, read this poem again – only backwards. --- Unless we turn things around That might be true, People thought we couldn’t come back We knew that Was a joke. Working hard Was how we handled our problems. Giving up Is something we never did. Changing our world for the better Will not be easy, but we will try. Forgetting about that time, Is a dumb thing to do. Being loving, respectful, and kind Is the way to go. Living only for money and power Is a waste. And we know We actually succeeded Thinking that Our generation was a failure. That is wrong, the truth is We were the peak of mankind. Never will anybody say, Our generation will be known for nothing. --- Miscellaneous Information --- Contributor: Derek Nichols Editorial Commentary: An interesting poem, read from two different angles.
  2. Brian Klein

    Posthumous Roses

    It is not often these days that people express their love for their fellow man in such ways any more; people have become so close minded that when works like this show up, it is a shocking reminder of who we can become, yet again; We felt like sharing this because it is a reminder of how we all should be, unconditionally throughout our lives. I personally hope you enjoy it and take something of value away from this. Each year he sent her roses, and the note would always say, I love you even more this year, than last year on this day. My love for you will always grow, with every passing year.” She knew this was the last time that the roses would appear. She thought, he ordered roses in advance before this day. Her loving husband did not know, that he would pass away. He always liked to do things early, way before the time. Then, if he got too busy, everything would work out fine. She trimmed the stems and placed them in a very special vase. Then, sat the vase beside the portrait of his smiling face. She would sit for hours, In her husband’s favorite chair. While staring at his picture, and the roses sitting there. A year went by, and it was to live without her mate. With loneliness and solitude, that had become her fate. Then, the very hour, The doorbell rang, and there were roses sitting by her door. She brought the roses in, and then just looked at them in shock. Then, went to get the telephone, to call the florist shop. The owner answered, and she asked him, if he would explain. Why would someone do this to her, causing her such pain? “I know your husband passed away, more than a year ago,” The owner said, “I knew you’d call, and you would want to know. The flowers you received today, were paid for in advance. Your husband always planned ahead, he left nothing to chance. There is a standing order, that I have on file down here, And he has paid, well in advance, you’ll get them every year. There also is another thing, that I think you should know, He wrote a special little card…he did this years ago. Then, should ever I find out that he’s no longer here, that’s the card that should be sent to you the following year.” She thanked him and hung up the phone, her tears now flowing hard. Her fingers shaking, as she slowly reached to get the card. Inside the card, she saw that he had written her a note. Then, as she stared in total silence, this is what he wrote… “Hello my love, I know it’s been a year since I’ve been gone. I hope it hasn’t been too hard for you to overcome. I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very real. Or if it was the other way, I know how I would feel. The love we shared made everything so beautiful in life. I loved you more than words can say, you were the perfect wife. You were my friend and lover, you fulfilled my every need. I know it’s only been a year, but please try not to grieve. I want you to be happy, even when you shed your tears. That is why the roses will be sent to you for years. When you get these roses, think of all the happiness that we had together, and how both of us were blessed. I have always loved you and I know I always will. But, my love, you must go on, you have some living still. Please…try to find happiness, while living out your days. I know it is not easy, but I hope you find some ways. The roses will come every year, and they will only stop, When your door’s not answered, when the florist stops to knock. He will come five times that day, in case you have gone out. But after his last visit, he will know without a doubt! To take the roses to the place, where I’ve instructed him. and place the roses where we are, together once again. --- Miscellaneous Information --- Contributor: Jack Benny Editorial Commentary: A poem found online, from a time long ago - This embodies the emotional reality we should all have for the ones we love, steeped in reality of loss and remembrance.
  3. Brian Klein

    What I Remember

    They say that poetry comes from a place only the mind can go, a place where the spirit of the person meets the reality of life. This particular written word comes from a friend, whom at the time, had just lost his mother. He did not know how to convey his thoughts, as they were at the time, so he grabbed a parchment and ink; this is what he wrote. You are my mum, but my best friend too, faithful and loving, caring that’s true. No complaints were ever too much, to quell the love we shared and touched. The emptiness you leave behind is cold and bare, but the memories, both good and bad, they are there. Fond and gentle was your touch, never a trouble was ever too much. You lived your life full to the brim, yet the twilight years were a little dim. But still you smiled and made me laugh, with silly things that we agreed were daft. We had our ups we had our downs, sometimes smiles and sometimes frowns. But deep down inside we knew there was love, sharing everything, just like two Turtle Doves. We can’t take back the sad times we had, but we pushed on through and made right the bad. For our bond was strong and very true, but we never really said ‘I love you’. Those three little words finally came, setting aside faults and blame. We smiled and hugged and cemented our love, forever together both here and above. The silence is deafening where once you roared, now it’s time to fly mum, go ahead and soar. You’re free from pain and all the strife, that you suffered gladly to give me my life. Rest in Peace my loving soul mate, my dearest friend, I will think of you every day until my days end. You were the light in my life, the means to go on, I am so very proud to have been your son. You are missed so deeply and I feel such loss, counting the moments, counting the cost. Of years that began and ended in December, your love for me is what I remember. For my dear mum who meant everything to me. --- Miscellaneous Information --- Contributor: David Cobbledick Editorial Commentary: In Remembrance of Elisabeth Mary (Betty)
  4. Brian Klein

    Turning The Cheek

    Fun fact: You know I learned the movie "Queen of the damned" is a sequel or 'prequel' to that movie or book - not to mention le'stat was a gay vampire lol (yep learned that too). I love seeing you laugh when we talk on skype. Couldn't have said this better myself.
  5. Brian Klein

    Turning The Cheek

    Ironic you said this as I was reading it, I thought the exact same thing. I have, however, seen some people actually describe things so well in writings that I felt I was actually there. What do you think about that (ever have it happen)? Exactly why I use video and audio as well. I feel there is just something about the human connection that is just amazing and it is a simple waste if not used (it being video and audio) But I must admit there is something about the human smile I find cannot be replaced.
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  7. Brian Klein

    Turning The Cheek

    It is so interesting where the mind goes when questioned lol (never said it wasn't a true statement, I simply said, Explain.) It is how do you people across the pond say 'oh, how prudish!' (ok that made me laugh) I had to do it ol'chap. I just wanted you to say the words lol and you have satisfied my curiosity. Now, on to this accusation of 'not being a true statement' Tell me @Dave Cobbledick, do you feel that glare through your computer screen, that piercing gaze of deep, deep thought, that pin prick right between the eyes. Do you feel the intense gaze from across the pond! DO YOU! how was that, pretty good if I do say so myself! But seriously, wasn't a thought in my head that your statement wasn't true, I just wanted to see how you came to the conclusion you did. The mind is a fascinating place.
  8. Brian Klein

    E088: Time of Reflection

    I don't know, I don't believe there are any wasted times, moreover, shared experiences. I believe experiences can be learned from no matter how small. There in lies your issue; 'Only If' is the age old self-doubt. One cannot sit back and wonder 'If'. Because the fact is, and I stress this, 'it wasn't'. I would argue it does, only IF you let it. (see what I did there). You know, I am where you were, this is very interesting, we take care of my mother now. It didn't hit me until just now. The ride isn't over yet ol'chap! Don't think I didn't see the wink at the end, trying to wrap up that little phrase with a 'HA, got ya!" no but seriously, I didn't realize it till just now, I am following in your footsteps taking care of my "MOM", sorry MUM was driving me insane (no not really, makes me chuckle).
  9. Brian Klein

    HS-LIVESTREAM: [11.23.2018]

    @Kristina Klein Your face!
  10. Brian Klein

    Turning The Cheek

    This statement couldn't be further from the truth. I knew a guy who if just annoyed would do some really stupid crap too, now at the time he didn't have children, but man, when he got mad - he was completely unreasonable. I mean to a point he would break his hand hitting a wall. AMEN there, I am inclined to agree with you good sir. I would, however, further this statement by stating a happy feeling can also do some reverse on the damage hate does. Agreed! Dave isn't 'what a wonderful place it would be' a phrase from a song as well?
  11. Brian Klein

    E088: Time of Reflection

    See this is why we love you! Interesting, It would be curious to know what thoughts you were thinking during this time? I am curious if everyone thinks this way, seeing the state of affairs our world is in these days, I question if people, indeed do, feel this way; don't get me wrong, I know there are the exceptions like us, but I must point out, we are your rare exceptions. A curious thought comes to mind; Do even the worst of people say the highlighted phrase, be it that this requires self examination (which I feel some people lack); I bet even they do (they just tend to ignore that small voice). I suppose I am answering my own question here. But, I digress, Do those who do bad think this way too? I agree whole heartedly. Dave this is why you are just an awesome gentleman!
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  13. Brian Klein

    Coping with Bereavement

    It’s one of those sad issues that we all must face at some point in our lives. Leaving this earthly domain is one of the few certainties in life. It is a terrible time when emotions come to the fore and take over our lives, often to the point where we simply do not feel as though we want to move forward. When we grieve, we are grieving for ourselves – it’s we that are feeling the pain, the loss, the emptiness that has been left behind. Experts generally accept there are four stages of bereavement: accepting that your loss is real experiencing the pain of grief adjusting to life without the person who has passed away putting your emotional energy into something new and moving on You will perhaps go through all these stages, but you won't automatically move from one stage to the next. Your grief might feel messy and out of control, but these feelings should normally, in due course, become less intense. You may need expert help if you: You feel you do not want to get out of bed You neglect yourself or other members of your family You are not eating properly You feel you that you simply cannot go on without the person you have lost Emotions are so strong they are affecting the rest of your life You cannot face going to work or you are taking your anger out on someone else These feelings are natural and completely normal providing they don't last for any extended length of time. Someone who YOU depended on and have lost can be overwhelming. It can be a parent or partner - who will you turn to now for help? Who will help you fill your days? Who will look after you? Losing someone close is distressing and the pain felt can be crushing and intense. Sometimes it can often be more difficult when you have been a full-time career to the one you have lost. Your days will have been filled with looking after that person, making sure that they were clean, dressed, fed and entertained. You will have probably looked after all their interests including their finances. Anyone who has been in this position will feel a vacuum when they lose that person – what on earth do you do to fill in all this time you now have on your hands? If you are finding it difficult to move forward, then you may need bereavement counselling. Don’t be put off in seeking this help, it is more helpful than you may believe. I sought counselling when my Mother passed away, but not until several months later; I wish I had done so sooner as it would have help me come to terms with my loss a lot quicker. Counselling was not what I thought it would be. The counsellor is there to listen to you, to offer you ways of looking at things that you may never have thought of. Your GP or a bereavement counsellor can help if you feel you're not coping. Some people can also get support from: A Religious Minister Local Council Funeral Director A Local Hospice A good first place to start is asking your doctor if they have a bereavement counsellor in their practice or if they can point you in the right direction towards a bereavement counselling group in your area. It’s OK to cry, never be afraid to cry; it is nature's release for overpowering emotions. I often refer to an old Native American Indian proverb “The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes could shed no tears” so think of your tears as the rainbow for your soul that you are sharing with your lost loved one. Do try to fill your days with things that make you happy and that are of interest to you. Do things that you perhaps felt unable to do whilst the person you have lost was here. It can be a very lonely place when you are grieving, so do your best to surround yourself with other people you love, friends and family. Always remember that the person you lost would not be happy if they knew you were drowning in grief, so you owe it to their memory and to yourself to move on and make the best of your life. Some people start fundraising to help others who may be suffering from an illness that took your loved one from you. Other people volunteer to help with organizations that may have helped your loved one. There are many ways to dedicate yourself to helping others - helping others can often be viewed as helping yourself and can be a great healing element. A good point to remember if you are attempting to console someone who is trying to cope with a bereavement, never say to them “I know how you feel” – you cannot possibly know how they feel. You may ‘understand’ how they feel if you have gone through bereavements yourself, but we all take this massive hit in different ways and you cannot possibly ‘know’ how that person feels. What you can do is always be there when needed and never criticize or tell them to “Pull yourself together”. Everyone is different, and everyone needs to be handled differently; you can help just by being there when they need you and not being there when they tell you they wish to be alone (for a time). Later, when you have accepted your loss and can think more clearly, it can be a good idea to have a memorial service for your loved one. It’s a means of expressing what you felt, and continue to feel, about the one you have lost. I did this for my mother and it was a fantastic event – people were telephoning me the next day asking if I was going to have another one; that was a wonderful experience and it allowed me to say a final goodbye with dignity and respect and love. Obviously, this is something for the individual to ponder on as it may not be for everyone, but it can be a wonderful release. If you have just lost someone and would like to unload, you can use the forums on this site to express your feelings. It’s totally anonymous and you will not be judged in any way by other members. If this is your first loss you may feel better by talking to strangers anonymously than talking to others who are close to you – by doing this, it may help you to ‘open up’ to those who ‘are’ close to you. There is no shame in grief – it simply illustrates that you are human and that you have a heart that feels as much hurt as anyone else. I hope that you find comfort in knowing that this is something that everyone will experience at some point in their lives and that you are not and never will be alone. Contributor | David Cobbledick
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  15. Brian Klein

    Spiritual Way

    Spirituality is a broad concept with room for numerous viewpoints. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than we are as individuals and it characteristically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience, something that touches us all. Join other like-minded individuals who share the same feelings and thoughts on this issue by viewing this amazing website.

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