When I Die - A Poem

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Netmanjack, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    When I Die

    When I die, do this for me; tell my family on the BOC.
    Their true blue friends, and would want to know.
    That the Lord called me, and I had to go.

    When I die, do this too; accept the love they offer you.
    They will want to help, in any way they can.
    The day I touch our dear Lords hand.

    When I die, do this for them; tell them thanks for all they’ve been.
    Partners and buddies, my brothers and sisters
    Old or young they all were my teachers.

    When I die, do this for others; pray that they can all become brothers.
    So they can feel the joy, and pride I have known
    In this BOC that I called home.

    When I die, one last request, don’t bury me like all the rest.
    There may be lakes and rivers, where I soon will abide
    And I’ll want my gear close by my side.


    by Jack Holsky aka Netmanjack
     
  2. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Great poem, Jack... and the timing couldn't be better..:cool2:
     

  3. Greg32

    Greg32 New Member

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    Very nice poem. Thanks for sharing
     
  4. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Thats a nice poem Jack.
     
  5. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    That's a good poem, bud. And yeah, that's what the BOC is all about. The people in it. Everybody on here would do things for almost complete strangers that "family" members wouldn't even do for each other...it's sad, but true. And I'm thankful for it too.

    -Red
     
  6. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    Wow, I never thought of you as a poet but WOW!
     
  7. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Thank you, Jack. Very appropriate considering recent events here; we appreciate your poetry and your good heart. Thanks again.
     
  8. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    Thanks Jack! Thats a really good poem!
     
  9. akwolf41

    akwolf41 Master Instigator of the BOC!

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    Netman:

    You did good again. Gotta be my Favorite BOC Poet.

    Gotta Be a Bro:

    Gene
     
  10. jholl949

    jholl949 New Member

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    Great poem, Jack.
    Your words are very true for many of us here.
    God bless!
     
  11. Bobpaul

    Bobpaul New Member

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    Nice poem Jack.

    Oh, don't quit your day job!:smile2:
     
  12. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Jack, awe-inspiring poem.

    Thank you so much. You have a way with putting feeling down on paper that I wish I had.
     
  13. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    dido for me jack thanks for sharing
     
  14. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    Excellent poem Jack...
     
  15. catseeman

    catseeman New Member

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    Jack, I am glad that you are a member of this family. You truely have a gift. I think of your poem more as a catfishermans prayer. thank you.
     
  16. bigmike

    bigmike New Member

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    Great poem and how true it is.
     
  17. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Nice poem Jack Thanks for sharing.
     
  18. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Very good poem Jack, as always. Thanks, it's definitely true.
     
  19. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice poem Jack, thanks for sharing brother.
     
  20. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Thanks for the poem Jack! Very touching and true!!