R.I.P. Tom Watson : ^ (

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R.I.P. Tom Watson : ^ (

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Post by Spazway » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:27 am

Tom...you were a great friend and a true gentleman. Your love and compassion will be forever remembered and you will be greatly missed. I am glad that you've finally been reunited with your true love. I am keeping your family and friends in my prayers.
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Post by LadySaturn » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:54 am

Oh my... No way. :shock: He just... that is... :crying:

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Post by heinzs » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:46 am

Tom will be severely missed.
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Post by moonflower » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:02 pm

there are no words to express how saddened i was to hear..he will be greatly missed.. :crying:
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Post by LadySaturn » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:03 pm

Hey Pops, if ya can find a few of Tom's poems and bump them to the top... Not just some of his new stuff but stuff he did awhile back as well. :darn:

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Post by Debbie » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:12 pm

Tom Watson you will be missed more than you could have ever realized...thank you for all the encouragement you gave me and for being a true friend....
my tears are like a flood I can't seem to stop crying....soon my tears will be tears of joy remembering the kind gentle man with the sweetest soul...
and smiles will replace my frown when I picture you in heaven with Jesus and Mickey... I know you are safe and in good care now and you are ever young
see you around the bend one day my dear brother friend and fellow poet....

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Post by jeannerené » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:43 pm

Rest in Peace Tom ... you are now with your maker who you so dearly loved and served.

I know you will keep smiling down on us all.

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expelled and onward through desert dust swallowed,
sands he says that gorge on simple sensibilities.
And, now he spits fragments, grit, extended vowels and elongated syllables
over cracked lips. Their sounds fall
piling round his boots…
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Post by MJPease » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:57 am

Hello All, I'm shocked to hear of Tom's passing. I will cherish my many years of interacting with Tom here as Pages Poets. Tom was a true Gentleman that will surely be missed by all who touched keys with Him. Take care
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Post by nekot » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:18 am

:crying: *gulp*

I'm glad some of his words have been recorded in PPs books as well.

In my mind's eye, I see he and his dog that he loved so dearly and that kept him company. I imagine that pup mourns too.
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Post by bags123 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:53 am

Rest in peace Tom. A consumate gentleman. :crying:
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Post by Eternum 1 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:53 pm

Just read about Tom's passing from this reality in a note from Deb on facebook. I always considered Tom to be a metaphysician of good standing because his curiosity about the nature of the soul often surpassed the dogma that sometimes clutters and confuses objective observation by those of philosophical bent.

If he was a bhuddist, I would say that he lived according to the path of healing that the poet Thich Naht Hanh so eloquently describes.

If he was a muslim, I'd describe him as humourous and generous as Jelaluddin Rumi, another poet of the charismatic first order.

If he was a caballistic jew I'd compare him to Leonard Cohen and other mystics of the Abrahamic triad.

If he was a pagan, I'd commend his adherence to the threefold laws and so mote it be.

Yet he was primarily and without question a follower of Jesus Christ and likely closer to the Nazarene in terms of compassion and humanity than many of those who ursurp the title for political rather than spiritual reasons.

I will miss him for the dialogue and for even for the occasional diatribe but mostly I will miss him for his good humor and his devotion to his lifelong love; a devotion that so eloquently described him as well as his soul mate.

Til that day, blessed be tom.


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Post by Nefertari » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:01 pm

RIP......So long. Was nice knowing such a man.
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Post by Moushka » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:04 am

The computer i'm on won't allow the quote feature but i just can't say it better than spazway for me cathy, we all knew him different but i really relate to spazways answer....and all the more i could add is tippy........i didn't know tom very well, just had a few close encounters :angel:
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Post by Mystified » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:28 am

I am so saddened to hear about Tom's passing yet I am rejoicing for him as he is with the ones he loves. Safe in the arms of God!

Tom was an amazing man. We spoke many times on ICQ.. He was a gentleman and had a passion for God and life! It is very rare in life that you come across such a man! He will be missed by many.
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