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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #290 on: January 23, 2008, 08:36:03 am »
OMG.....OMG.....that song.......beautiful........
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect.

It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfection

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #291 on: January 23, 2008, 08:38:37 am »
Let Evening Come


Let the light of late afternoon
shine through chinks in the barn, moving
up the bales as the sun moves down.

Let the cricket take up chafing
as a woman takes up her needles
and her yarn. Let evening come.

Let dew collect on the hoe abandoned
in long grass. Let the stars appear
and the moon disclose her silver horn.

Let the fox go back to its sandy den.
Let the wind die down. Let the shed
go black inside. Let evening come.

To the bottle in the ditch, to the scoop
in the oats, to air in the lung
let evening come.

Let it come, as it will, and don't
be afraid. God does not leave us
comfortless, so let evening come.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #292 on: January 23, 2008, 08:52:04 am »

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #293 on: January 23, 2008, 09:39:16 am »
For Heath, and for us, I offer this:


Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

--Mary Frye
 



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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #294 on: January 23, 2008, 09:58:09 am »
These beautiful posts, poems and video songs are beautiful, but make me cry.  I am here at work with tears rolling down my cheeks, which isn't good.  I think I will have to wait a little longer to come back here, once this unbelievable tragedy has really sunk in. . . . . . :'(

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Re: Heath Ledger dead - grieving thread
« Reply #295 on: January 23, 2008, 10:12:40 am »
   The cause of Heathís death is all speculation right now, but I wonder if it was caused by an accidental, bad combination of meds, that they mixed together just wrong to stop his heart.  I'm reminded of the night before my grandfather died, how he was miserable but the doctors wouldn't give him anything stronger than a Tylenol because his blood pressure was already dangerously low and stronger meds would lower it even more and kill him. 

This reminds me. ...

I'm wondering/hoping there is truth to the report that he was ill with pneumonia. Why? A few years ago, someone I knew only casually--knew him to speak to him if I ran into him, though he had dated one of my club brothers--who was in the same age cohort as Heath, was ill with the flu. He had a lethal reaction to a combination of medications he was taking to relieve his flu symptoms. Right now I want to believe it was some unfortunate reaction to a combination of medications that killed Heath, and not a deliberate action.

The news was the lead story on our local NBC affiliate's 11:00 news broadcast Tuesday evening. Of course, they had to say that the authorities were saying "drugs" were involved, which really sucks because of course the uninformed will immediately assume that means "illegal drugs."

And now I have to get to work, because my life goes on as normal, even though Heath is dead. And that sorta sucks, too.
"It is required of every man that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellow-men, and travel far and wide."--Charles Dickens.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #296 on: January 23, 2008, 10:13:39 am »
Reba recorded this song shortly after her touring crew was killed in a tragic plane crash.  Recently, Trisha Yearwood sang the song at a tribute for Reba.

Never miss the chance to say I love you.  Never miss the opportunity when it's given to you.  That's what Brokeback Mountain teaches us.  That's what Heath would want us to learn from his part in in this life changing story.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm7fshIogS8[/youtube]

If I Had Only Known

If I had only known
It was the last walk in the rain
I'd keep you out for hours in the storm
I would hold your hand
Like a lifeline to my heart
Underneath the thunder we'd be warm
If I had only known
It was our last walk in the rain

If I had only known
I'd never hear your voice again
I'd memorize each thing you ever said
And on those lonely nights
I could think of them once more
Keep your words alive inside my head
If I had only know
I'd never hear your voice again

You were the treasure in my hand
You were the one who always stood beside me
So unaware I foolishly believed
That you would always be there
But then there came a day
And I turned my head and you slipped away

If I had only known
It was my last night by your side
I'd pray a miracle would stop the dawn
And when you'd smile at me
I would look into your eyes
And make sure you knew my love
For you goes on and on
If I had only known
If I had only known
The love I would've shown
If I had only known

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #297 on: January 23, 2008, 10:15:11 am »
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayke8v1_T2Q[/youtube]

Go Rest High On That Mountain

I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain
You weren't afraid to face the devil
You were no stranger to the rain

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, you work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and Son

Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, you work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and Son

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #298 on: January 23, 2008, 10:15:46 am »
Thanks for your poem it was beautiful, and the songs were great....

A new day and the world is half empty. If only this nightmare would end, we would wake up and the world would be back the way its meant to be. With Heath in it.  But it wont.

I decided i hate the world.

I hate the fact Brokeback Mountain took 7 years to make.
I hate that Jack Twist died.
I hate the fact Brokeback Mountain did'nt win best picture.
I hate that Heath Didnt win best actor.
I hate that Australian Paparazzi attacked Heath with water guns.
I hate that Heath was forced to sell his home.
I hate that even after the efforts of Brokeback Mountain the Gay and Lesbian community is still being victimized.
I hate that Heath Ledger died.
I hate i never meant him.
I hate what his family and friends is going though.
I hate that Matilda will never meet her Dad.
I hate the paramedics couldn't revive him.
I hate knowing Heath died alone in his bed.
I hate the last image i will always have of Heath is him being chucked in the back of a car in a black morbid body bag
I hate the 22nd of January
I hate waking up to the first day without Heath.
I hate crying.
But most of all I hate knowing I'll never see Heath in another film.
I hate a world without Heath.

I hate...............
Donít lie, donít try to fool me, Ennis. I know what it means. Jack Twist? Jack Nasty.

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Re: Heath Ledger - the grieving thread
« Reply #299 on: January 23, 2008, 10:30:21 am »
Sure, we continue our sadness... and we know too that Heath wanted happiness for himself  and for all of us too!!

We can all see Heath in Brokeback Mountain, to-day and, especially in our tomorrows.

Ledger wanted to do Ennis.

WE all think that he loved acting Ennis!!

We all love him for it!

It is endearing and so was he, our Ennis!

Hugs!       Thanks Heath, our Ennis forever!!