Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A Tribute To Tom



A LOVING TRIBUTE TO MY DEAR BROTHER, TOM
(July 23 1940 to March 13 2007)


They took away your fragrant pipe that day
"Oh no, you can't have it", so they say
I visited you and whispered in your ear
"Just wake up and I'll bring your cigar here."

You struggled to speak and tell us more
A tear by the corner of your eyes I saw
Oh Koh-Koh, you're tired and needed a rest
And yes, we know, God only takes the best.
 
posted by nyonyapenang at 3:25 AM, |

51 Comments:

  At 5:50 AM Anonymous Anonymous said:
Dear Nyonya, I'm so sorry to hear of your dearest brother Tom's passing away. My deepest sympathies to you, your family and to Tom's family.
"What though the radiance which was once so bright,
Be now forever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass,
We will grieve not,
Rather find strength in what remains behind".
Yours sincerely, Uncle Lee.
  At 6:40 AM Blogger FireHorse said:
Isn't that the truth, God only takes the best. I am so sorry, my father's death anniversary is coming up on March 28th and I can truly feel how your loss.
Uncle Lee,
Thank you for your kind words and beautiful verse.

firehorse,
kamsiah.
  At 7:20 AM Blogger Chen said:
Sorry to hear that, Nyonya
My deepest condolence to you, your family and your bro's family.
May he rest in peace
dr chen,
thank you so much.
  At 8:43 AM Blogger Wennnn said:
Nyonya Sayangzz so sorry to hear about ur bro Tom... My deepest condolences to U & ur family.... U take care ah..... I'll call U later..
wennnn,
thanks for the kind words. i truly appreciate that.
you and jon take care too and have a great holiday.
oh nyonya so sorry to see this news about the passing of your beloved brother. yes God always take the best first! My condolences to you and family. take care ya
  At 9:16 AM Blogger sengkor said:
my deepest condolence to u and ur family.. may God rest his soul..
  At 9:52 AM Anonymous Jemima said:
Dear Kak,

My heartiest sympathies to you & family.

As William Penn said "Death is but crossing the world as friends do the seas; they live on in one another still."

Tom will live on in all of you.

Take care & HUGS!
My condolences
I'm never good at words
A moment of silence and a prayer in mind
*bows head*
Take care
laundryamah,
thank you for your kind words.

sengkor,
thanks a lot too.

jemima,
thanks you. truly appreciate your kind words.

zeroimpact,
thanks banyak-banyak.
Take comfort Nyonya, that your brother has gone to be with his Lord and a much better place.
  At 11:33 AM Blogger Jonzz said:
Oh.. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. Take care.
  At 11:47 AM Blogger famil said:
my greatest condolence. I believe his soul would be well rested up there. Dont u worry. =)
  At 1:32 PM Blogger angel said:
With deepest sympathies, Nyonya...

Take care.
  At 1:38 PM Anonymous mott said:
My Deepest deepest condolences, Nyonya.
  At 1:53 PM Blogger William said:
Condolences. May God have mercy on his soul and give strength to you and your family in this time of sorrow.
  At 2:36 PM Blogger Sasha said:
Condolences to u and yr family for your loss.
  At 2:51 PM Blogger just me said:
My deepest condolence.May you find comfort in the memories you have with him
  At 3:38 PM Anonymous Angeleyes said:
Nyonya, My deepest condolence to you & your family on your brother's passing....
  At 4:11 PM Blogger aceone118 said:
My deepest condolence to you and your family.
  At 6:11 PM Blogger JoMel said:
Nyonya, I am still here. My deepest condolences, and I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.
  At 7:05 PM Blogger may said:
my deepest condolences on your loss, Nyonya. may he rest in peace, and may time bring you and your family comfort in your hearts.
  At 7:14 PM Blogger alison said:
My condolence to you and family. take care.
  At 7:59 PM Blogger Lin Peh said:
My deepest condolence. Take care.
  At 9:19 PM Blogger daniel said:
my condolences
sometimes, just perhaps... life after death is more exciting
so be happy for him and you
cuz he's finally at rest
  At 9:39 PM Blogger dreamie said:
My deepest condolences to you and family. May he rest in peace.
sorry about your loss.
my deepest condolence.
and yes, God takes the best, and Tom is in a better place. *hugs*
  At 12:51 AM Blogger Will said:
sorry for your loss... my condolences... may he find peace and happiness up there
  At 12:54 AM Blogger Kenny Ng said:
Sorry I so late only know about it. My deepest condolence to you, family and Tom's family.
  At 9:08 AM Anonymous JL said:
I'm deeply sorry for your loss...

*hugs* :)
I'm sorry for your loss, nyonya.
*hugs*
May he rest in peace.
las montanas,
thank you. he's safe now.

jonzz,
thank you.

famil,
thank you. ya, he has found his rest.

angel
kamsiah chaychay.

mott,
thank you.

william,
thank you.

sasha
thank you.

just me,
thank you.

angeleyes,
thank you.

aceone,
thank you.

jomel,
terima kasih.

may,
thank you.

alison,
thank you.

lin peh,
thank you.

daniel,
thank you. ya, he's in a better place now.

dreamie,
thank you.


mistipurple,
thanks so much.

will,
thanks alot.

kenny,
kamsiah.

jl,
terima kasih.

king's wife,
thanks alot. **hugzzz**
  At 1:39 PM Blogger eve said:
i m so sorry....my deepest condolence to u and family..hugss..
  At 3:57 PM Blogger sotongking said:
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there.
I do not sleep

I am a thousand winds that swiftly blow.
I am the diamond glint
on newly fallen snow.
I am the sunlight
on ripened grain.
I am the soft and gentle autumn rain

When you wake from sleep in the early morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft, starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there.
I do not sleep.

My condolences
My condolences!Im sure youre devastated beyond words! I like your blog though, i think it's nice
  At 10:05 PM Blogger Winn said:
pls accept my condolence..

take care..
*huggies* :)
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  At 9:19 AM Blogger Ah Pek said:
my deepest condolences. Nyonya.
  At 10:07 AM Blogger FireHorse said:
Came back to give you some *HUGS*
  At 12:01 PM Blogger ikanbilis said:
my deepest and condolences, nyonya
  At 8:05 PM Blogger savante said:
My condolences.
Sorry to learn about your brother's demise.
May he rest in peace...in the land of pipes and cigars aplenty!
  At 10:32 PM Anonymous mama bok said:
My deepest condolences..! I am truly sorry to hear about your lost. God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
eve,
thanks alot.

sotongking,
awwww.....such beautiful and meaningful prose. thank you so much for taking the time to post it up.

hi the quiet storm,
a warm welcome to you and thanks ot for the kind words. do drop by anytime. the pleasure is mine. you have anice day. :)

winn,
kamsiah.

monk[+]icon
kamsiah for the hugs-hugs.
my sayangzzz to you too.

ah pek,
thank you so much.

firehorse,
thanks for the hugs. i sure need that.

ikanbilis,
kamsiah.
btw, how's the SPM results? whatever it is, my best wishes to you for all your future undertakings. may success follow you always. :)

savante,
thanks alot.

cocka,
thanks so much.
hahaha....he will sure have his favourite pipe and unlimited supplies of tobacco and fine cigars.
also, at his send-off, i requested the band to play some of his favourite tunes...tunes that he sang to me when i was small....
'Burung Kakak Tua', 'Bengawan Solo', 'Love Without End'.

mama bok,
thanks for your kind words.
ya, we take comfort in knowing that he is in a better place now...all free from pain and sufferings. :)
  At 3:42 PM Blogger sming said:
Hi Nyonya
I have been away ( from the net) for some time- that's y no visiting.

Sorry to hear about this. :(
My deepest condolences for your loss.
*HUGS*
Take care ya !!
hi sming,
nice to have you back.
ya, each of us are busy in our own ways. no worries about not visiting but do drop by when time permits, ya.

and thanks for your kinds thoughts and hugs. my sayanyzz to you too.
have a nice day. :)
  At 12:14 AM Blogger doc said:
very belated condolence on your recent loss. you appear to have weathered the pain & sorrow, based on your latest post.

sleep is a wonderful gift, isn't it?
doc,
thank you for your kind words.
the pain is there but i chose to rejoice that Tom is in a better place now and take comfort that he is watching over us.
and yes, the ability to sleep through 8 solid hours, is a gift. :)

you have a nice day, doc.