BRUNO

it is with grief
and celebration
that I whisper farewell
to you,
that I honor
your time
lived in honest labor,
love
the laughter
you poured into my glass,
remember
the songs
you joyfully squeezed
from your singing accordion.
I have feasted
at your table
generously laid
with humble heart
and industrious hands
a banquet of thankfulness,
to nourish
our eyes and hearts
with freshly baked bread
and the fruits
of your dreams.

It is with tears
and smiles
that my hands now release
our handshake greeting,
knowing
this be the final grip
before memory
holds you
in its untouchable arms.
So,
go my friend,
walk
into peaceful light
where suffering
sheds its heavy coats,
and look not back
at our mournful slump,
for that be short lived
before memory
weaves
her joyful stories.

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for Bruno who passed away 10th May 2012… RIP.

Tags

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Comments

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 3 years ago
    oh Cos,

    my deepest condolences,

    what a poignant and beautiful benediction,
    that last line
    how profound and true.

    Much love to you and yours,
    always xoxo

  • Thank you, Lisa… your thoughtful presence a comfort. Much love. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 3 years ago

    I’m deeply sorry for your loss, dear Cos. A most beautiful tribute from a precious soul, that is you. My heart is heavy with your grief. Your ending here, a true gift of the measure of a life…the keeping of it’s treasured memories.
    Much love, shar ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Thank you, Shar… in memories we keep alive that what is important to us. Much love. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 3 years ago

    my condolences for you loss, a beautiful tribute:)

  • Thank you, Robin… loss is always balanced with new beginnings. Much love. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Cynthia Lund Torroll
    Cynthia Lund T...almost 3 years ago

    Oh my.
    What a magnificent salute.
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Sending peace your way…

  • Thank you, Cynthia… calming thoughts from you. Much love. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 3 years ago

    RIP Bruno, a magnificent tribute!

  • Thank you, Mel… an easy one to write for a special man, a difficult one to feel. Much love. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyalmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful tribute Cos. I admire your writings, and your hear sir.
    hugs…

  • Thank you, Dick… likewise to you, friend. Much love. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 3 years ago

    What makes this such an exceptional tribute to your friend Bruno, Cos, is the love and ‘real’ you can feel in every word
    “…memory
    weaves
    her joyful stories.”….indeed, fond memories can keep us warm
    Love to you and yours
    Sandra xo

  • Thank you, Sandra… the memories seem to accumulate as we get older. Much love. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Tempe
    Tempealmost 3 years ago

    thoughts are with you mate, along with a re emergence of my own memories of friends and loved ones who have passed. thanks for sharing

  • Thank you, Tempe… always good to remember those who have walked with us and we love still. Much love. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Andrew Rossington
    Andrew Rossingtonalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely words Cos. As I said to you, would have been nice to meet and get to know him. A generation going by…

  • Thanks Andrew… he was a character, that’s for sure.

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Andrew Rossington
    Andrew Rossingtonalmost 3 years ago

    Cos, amazing words from Isabella – I told her about Bruno and how he had been sick and died – She said " He would have said – ‘My battle is now is now over, I did well’ " Kids – arn’t they amazing with what they say….

  • She’s a darling, mate… give her a huge hug from me. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro


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