My Haiku Dedication to Joe Spado:
Dear God, welcome Joe,
with Your loving open arms
and the kiss of peace.
Receive, Lord, in tranquility and peace,
the soul of your servant, Joe Spado,
who has departed out of this present life to be with you.
Give him the life that knows no age,
the good things that do not pass away;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
~Adapted from Saint Ignatius Loyola~
I knew Joe only from his blog Round Circle:
The Truth Is Spoken Here.
However, what I learned from reading
his posts was that he was a deeply caring man
who endured physical pain,
with more than a modicum of humor,
as one can tell from his own profile:
- I'm a Renaisance Man. I've been a lot of places and done a lot of things. I tell stories, sometimes, when I'm in the mood or especially when someone asks me. I don't want to believe I have an ego problem, but I admit I have an ego. All I really desire is when you hear that I have passed, I hope you can say, "Too bad, he was a nice guy."
Those of us who followed his blog
will miss him.
And I know from experience
the severe ache, even physical in nature,
of losing a mate.
Yet, I do not presume to know exactly
what his widow and family are experiencing now.
But I do want them to know
that many of us are praying for them
and for their husband/father, grandfather’s soul.
God bless you, Joe.