My Roller Coaster Buddy


I am one of the original Ficletters, way back when Ficlets was on AOL.

Then when there was no where to go, I headed of to Protagonize, nice community, but I couldn't get in the swing of things over there, and then all of a sudden, there was an announcement that a baby Ficlets, Ficly, was born! We were there for a good many years, but alas, some good things must come to an end...

Then, a nice fellow, started Ficlatte. THANK GOODNESS!!

I appreciate the hard work that was put into starting this site here - hopefully that will stay longer than the other two sites.

I am Brebelles,{LoA} League of Awesomeness - Saint Smiley. ^.^

I usually write poetry, but I do spin out the occasional story here and there.

My poetry began back in 2006/2007, mostly 2007 when a very dear friend had passed. I was young, she was close to my heart and I needed to get my feelings out... some way some how.

I love constructive criticism, so please comment, comment, comment!

My Roller Coaster Buddy,

The man who’d “bomb” my hair,

A man of integrity, kind and fair.

Who loved to tease,

Who was silly and always had fun,

Everyone has a favorite memory of “Brother Murphy”.

To everyone he would meet,

He’d give them a nickname -

You were branded for life.

The greatest memories I have with him,

Are truly the simplest ones.

Throwing “boulders” into the lake,

Bowling, swimming every year -

Anytime with PopPop was a blast.

My PopPop - a great man,

A honorable husband, a strong father,

A fun Grand, a respected friend

but most important of all: A man who loved Jehovah.

His faith and knowledge,

His loyalty to Jehovah,

I’ve always admired.

I will miss him with every fiber of my heart,

Such an amazing man,

Who will never be forgotten,

Will forever be my Roller Coaster Buddy.


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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

I envy your memories with your grandfather here. Not the specifics of roller coasters mind you but the getting out and doing stuff together. They seem so strong! Perhaps I was born too late.

I feel like this is the kind of poem that could be included in an obituary as a loving tribute.

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