We were not good friends

but your passing has shocked me

to the very core


Your mid-life crisis conduct

hard to forgive, even now


by Scooj

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

7 thoughts on “Neil”

    1. I feel strange about this. I never much liked the guy. We didn’t share values and he spent his life trying to prove himself, which becomes tedious because he was always trying to out do others. I didn’t like the way he ditched his wife (a good friend of ours) not the way he forced her into a poor divorce settlement. I won’t go into detail, but his behaviour was despicable.

      My shock arises out of the sudden nature of his death and the fact that he is younger than me. I worry for his ex wife’s well-being and especially their two children.

      Although tragic I have confused feelings about it all.

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      1. A sudden death will always be a shock, the fact that it’s happened to someone who didn’t behave as well as perhaps they might have done towards either their own family or supposed friends is perhaps a slight blessing rather than it being someone who was deeply loved and admired.
        I can only hope his ex wife finds the strength and time to move forward with her life and to make the coming years filled with love and joy . . .

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  1. It’s hard to know what to say. I’m sorry this person was such a disappointing human being. I hope all concerned will not be scarred by this sudden death. I hope somewhere in your history together there is a scrap of good memories.

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