In Memoriam – Paul Russin aka italianfur

I have recently learned that a dear friend has departed this earth. I found out via facebook. I would see his name and I wanted to check his page, but couldn’t bring myself to do it. I knew he was leaving Atlanta to go back up north. I wanted to find out if his transition was smooth. Sometime between here and there, my friend never made his intended destination. I had mentioned a while ago that he did attempt suicide. He survived that. He hit a bout of bad luck and it seemed that he survived that. Just as he was ready to start anew, death befell him. He was a friend and a voice of Pod Cubs and he will be missed.

Since the loss of you
I’ve learned to live for each day
And take it as a blessing
Knowing it may not always be this way.

Since the loss of you
I’ve learned that when everything goes wrong
To never give up on what is right
Because it can only make you strong.

Since the loss of you
I’ve learned that even when you’re in a lot of pain
You’ve got to hold yourself together
So you won’t feel like you’re going insane.

Since the loss of you
I’ve learned how to hold the tears when I want to cry
Because all I have is memories
And just want to ask God why.

But mostly, since the loss of you
I’ve learned a life can be taken in the blink of an eye
And only Heaven really knows when
That person will have to say “Goodbye.”

Source: Since The Loss Of You, Death of a Friend Poem

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