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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2008, 11:57:36 PM »
Life can be tragic sometimes, Dong, but as I said, let's just pray that Rob is at peace now.

He looks buotan bya to me - just like you and Bryan.  How's Rob's gf na diay, Dong?  And his parents?
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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2008, 03:18:24 PM »
His gf is doing well, I just cannot even imagine the pain she has gone through, 'te. She's a Veterinary Student. We were classmates in many of our biology courses back in Allegheny College. She is a smart, strong, and wonderful person. I hope she can get pass this.


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2008, 06:56:21 AM »
I hope and pray that too, Dong.
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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2009, 09:22:46 AM »
Happy New Year, Bro.
It's 2009, Bro.

In my prayers and in my thoughts.

Best,
Al


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2009, 02:40:58 AM »
I was thinking today, Rob, about that one time when we were in Walker Annex and pranked Dominic lol. I can still see Dom's face as we plastered his dorm door with all that crap and placed a little note for him, LOL. Aren't we lucky he was a good chum to just laugh about it? Instead of writing us up? hahahaha!

Crazy man. We were crazy back in freshman year weren't we? I still feel bad for your old room mate. hahahaha!

I miss you bro.


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2009, 10:33:25 PM »
Robbo, I miss you man. I was reminded today of you bro, our friends mourn you. I can't believe its been almost 2 years.

I miss you alot Robbo. Brothers forever. No matter what.

My heart grieves for you.


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #46 on: September 08, 2009, 01:00:19 AM »
He  will be  missed dearly!  Just  always  remember  that  he  will always  have  a  special  place  in  your  heart!
"Don't  frown even if  you're  sad  because  you  don't  know  who  is  falling  in  love  with  your  SMILE."


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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2009, 02:14:12 AM »
I cannot hhelp but think of you today.
It is as if you are here with me again, brother.
I feel you around me, I cannot explain it.

Perhaps it is because your death anniversary is coming close.
Rob, I pray you are at peace.
Be at peace, now, Robert.

2 years have passed too fast.

2 years ago, we were talking somewhere in the cultural center.
You left too son.


Thinking of you today.
God grant you eternal peace.
Amen.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2009, 09:15:03 AM »
2 years ago, this exact time, Rob, you left us.
You left me.
You left me with a broken heart.
Eyes red with tears
A mind in confusion.

My good friend, I am touched by your memory.
I bless you, bro. Bless You.

I pray to God that wherever you are now,
you are at peace.
And are in the bosom of God's Mercy.

Robert W. Matson,
July, 1985 - November, 2007.

You are missed.
So very much.

Guide and protect me, Robert.
Watch over me, as you did in life.
I love you, Robert.
My brother...

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #49 on: December 04, 2009, 01:35:44 AM »
You're  a  true  friend...may  he  rests  in  peace!
"Don't  frown even if  you're  sad  because  you  don't  know  who  is  falling  in  love  with  your  SMILE."

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2009, 04:04:32 AM »
I loved him very much.
More than words can describe.
He was like a brother to me.

He may be gone, but he lives on in heaven,
and that heaven is in my heart.

He will always live on in the hearts of those who remember him.
And someday, hopefully, I may see him again.

In the land of Jesus' Eternal Kingdom.
Where there are no tears,
no imperfections,
no more pain,
no more sadness.

My heart no longer bleeds for him, anymore.
But it still hurts to remember his death.
So young, so handsome, so good, so beautiful a spirit.
The best of us are taken so young.

His family is in our thoughts and prayers.
To the Matson Family,....we stand by you.

And to Robbo~ you already know what I want to say.
It's a given. Watch over me, bro.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #51 on: January 01, 2010, 02:31:28 PM »
January 1, 2010.

How fast time has passed, Robbo.
Happy New Years, bro.

Missing you~~



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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2010, 02:44:20 PM »
I don't know why but today I thought of you.
You know your parents sent me an email.
I wanted to reply to them, but it hurts to think about what to say.
They are reaching out to me.
I should reach out back.
In time.


One of these days, Rob, I will have to visit your grave.
And I will lay red roses on your tomb.
And usher you a line from Percy Bysshe Shelley's "A Lament"

You think I would forget?
In our many conversations, we sat in the Blue Room by Brooks Hall.
I had a mug of coffee and you had tea.
We exchanged poetic verses.
You introduced me to the romanticism of Shelley as I introduced you to the cynicism of Whitman.
ha ha ha.

Sometimes I forget the specifics of our conversations, Robert.
We would change tangent in the heat of debate and conversation.
I guess I will never really get over your death.
Your death was too soon. Untimely. Unprepared. You caught me off guards.
You left a mental imprint in my mind, Rob.

I will forever be affected by your death.
For one minute, one hour, one day you were there.
Then the next. No more.

There are some times, my dear friend, that I would sit in my chair.
With my glass of Tempranillo. Aged 6 years.
With Sade playing.

And in some odd way expect you to come knocking and somehow start another conversation.
You know. Those many unfinished conversations we had. Put on hold.

I guess. The will be on hold forever.

I miss you my friend. I am still mourning you.

It comes and goes.



"On whose last steps I climb,
Trembling at that where I had stood before;
When will return the glory of your prime?
No more -- oh, never more!
 
Out of the day and night
A joy has taken flight;
Fresh spring, and summer, and winter hoar,
Move my faint heart with grief, but with delight
No more -- oh, never more!"

-P.B. Shelley

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2010, 02:48:56 PM »
Robert. You have beaten me. lol.

I am 24, and I turn 25 this coming July 23.

You, on the other hand, will remain 22 years old. Forever.

You once said to me, "No, Al, time is the one that gets the best of all of us."

Its a double edge sword, friend. Time took you first. But you will always remain, that glimmering 22 year old optimistic idealist in our minds and in our hearts.

Cheers to that, my friend.
Cheers to that...

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2010, 08:42:27 AM »
If you tell me its been 3 years since we last talked, i would not be able to believe it, but the truth stands and it really has been almost three years. Three years ago, I was working on my junior seminar for limnology and you talked about that particular play you were taking part in. Oh i forget the name now. Truth be told, i never did go to that play that you were taking part of. Forgive me, Robert.

My good dear friend, I continue to pray for you and remember your memory. Do watch over me from time to time. I promise, one of these days, I'll visit your grave and lay a bouquet of red roses for you.

I miss you, Robbo.  :'(



Ever so much,
Al

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2010, 08:48:55 AM »
Robert, i wish i could talk to you right now.
You told me once that if i ever needed someone to talk to, cry on, you said for me to always come to you.
Robert, i miss you so much because you were my close confidant in the personal matters that i had gone through.
And there are times my dearest friend and brother, that i wish i could just get your personal opinion on.
Just the way it was.

So, here i am, in this situation where i am telling you despite you never returning a word.
I talked to Ally couple of months ago, it seems that she's doing good now. A veterinary student now, and doing well.
You two were always a cute couple. She misses you, Robbo. I can tell.


I hope you dont mind if i drop by from time to time,
to post some thoughts.

Al,

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2010, 03:13:48 AM »
I was cleaning my room today and getting things organized when i found the copy of Nascent Constellation that you gave me.
I find it funny how you always make yourself known as if to tell me that you're there.
So i'm going back to Philippines this July btw.
Yea, our plan to go together in '07 never manifested,
so i'm going back alone in '10.
I wish you could see it with me, Robbo.

Al.

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2010, 03:59:24 PM »
robert,
my friend,


why have you gone , why have you gone to the land where i cannot follow?
my heart still aches, robert, hurts to the coming realization of this finality
let me cry with you, let me embrace you again, my friend
if tears could be shed, it would, for i have cried enough, tears fallen enough

the question that remains, that continues to haunt me, is why
why?
i have missed you, our conversations, i have missed my best friend
i miss your voice, now when i need you most, you who i have divulged the feelings of the heart,
have you forsaken me?
why?

someday, robert, someday i shall visit you
and on that day, i shall carry the red boquet of roses and kneel
so that i may lay them, robert, on your grave.

i have missed you.

 :'(

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2010, 04:03:24 PM »
If Anybody's Friend Be Dead

If anybody's friend be dead,
It 's sharpest of the theme
The thinking how they walked alive,
At such and such a time.

Their costume, of a Sunday,
Some manner of the hair, --
A prank nobody knew but them,
Lost, in the sepulchre.

How warm they were on such a day:
You almost feel the date,
So short way off it seems; and now,
They 're centuries from that.

How pleased they were at what you said;
You try to touch the smile,
And dip your fingers in the frost:
When was it, can you tell,

You asked the company to tea,
Acquaintance, just a few,
And chatted close with this grand thing
That don't remember you?

Past bows and invitations,
Past interview, and vow,
Past what ourselves can estimate, --
That makes the quick of woe!


Emily Dickinson

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Re: Please Pray for My Friend Robert Matson
« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2010, 04:26:49 PM »
Life comes and goes,
even the best of us are taken before our prime.
and you are one of the 'bests'.
yes, you are, robert.

Intelligence, beauty, kind heartedness, merciful soul.

I told you once, robert, that there is no such thing as a 'final end',
death, tho filled with sting, is not the end, never is,
for when we die, there is the release of the eternity within us,
and shall be born again to renewal,

i trust, my sweet kind hearted beautiful and loving friend, that you have found that peace you so longed for.

Death is not the end,

These were taken for you, during the first days of spring...
for you...












 

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