To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the sun. A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill and a time to heal ... a time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance ... a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to lose and a time to seek; a time to rend and a time to sew; a time to keep silent and a time to speak; a time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace.
A song for David by the great Edward 'Duke' Ellington
In my solitude you haunt me With reveries of days gone by In my solitude you taunt me With memories that never die I sit in my chair Filled with despair Nobody could be so sad With gloom ev'rywhere I sit and I stare I know that I'll soon go mad In my solitude I'm praying Dear Lord above Send back my love Alternative lyric: In my solitude you haunt me With reveries of days gone by In my solitude you taunt me With memories that never die I sit in my chair I'm filled with despair There's no one could be so sad With gloom ev'rywhere I sit and I stare I know that I'll soon go mad In my solitude I'm praying Dear Lord above Send back my love
I only hope that somewhere David Ruffin can feel the love we all feel for the man, his music, his personality, his memories and his life in general. Rest in peace David Ruffin, you've done more for me and meant more to my life than I'll ever be able to articulate to you in person. But somehow I feel that you're aware.
David,Thanks for inspiring the world and you have impacted the world over still. we miss you.
But a short time to live. Our little hour, how swift it flies when poppies flare and lilies smile. How soon the fleeting minute dies, leaving us but a little while to dream our dream, to sing our song, to pick the fruit, to pluck the flower. The gods, they do not give us long, one little hour. Our little hour, how short it is~Leslie Coulson
The sun is shining, there's plenty of light (oh yeah) A new day is dawning, sunny and bright (oh yeah) But after I've been crying all night The sun is cold, and the new day seems old Since I lost my baby. (Since I lost my baby.) Oh, since I lost my baby. (Oh, since I lost my baby.)
The birds are singing and the children are playing There's plenty of work and the bosses are paying Not a sad word should a young heart be saying But fun is a bore and with money I'm poor.
It doesn't seem like 14 years have past. I can remember the heart break I felt when I heard the words "He's gone". A feeling I have never overcome. I knew part of your struggle David,and my heart is happy knowing you're now at peace. Tucked away where no one can hurt you,or help you hurt yourself. Thank you for allowing me to a part of your life. I will always Love You.
Last Edit: Jun 1, 2005 16:51:25 GMT -5 by BeesNVMe
Post by EmergingRuffian on Jun 1, 2005 18:26:09 GMT -5
Thank you Mr. Ruffin for being you, a strong, uncompromising man with oodles of talent. You left a musical legacy that will never be duplicated. You are indeed missed and loved. RIP my brother and know that your music and performances continues to amaze and delight your fans, both young and old.
You got a smile so bright You know you could have been a candle I'm holding you so tight You know you could have been a handle The way you swept me off my feet You know you could have been a broom The way you smell so sweet You know you could have been some perfume Well you could have been anything that you want to And I can tell The way you do the things you do
Last Edit: Jun 1, 2005 18:32:15 GMT -5 by BeesNVMe
Mr. Ruffin, Thank you for all the years of joy you have brought into my life with your wonderful talent. Hope you are resting in peace and somehow know how much you are adored by all your fans the world over. My heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Ruffin. Karralyn
Last Edit: Jun 1, 2005 21:29:09 GMT -5 by BeesNVMe