Tribute to Squid152

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Tribute to Squid152

(Ode to Squid)

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I miss my old friend Squid,

Quixotic in everything he did.

He wrote with eclectic pen

That won’t be heard from again.

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Who can forget his Mel Gibson profile

With those bulging eyes and cock-eyed smile.

Some times his crooked thoughts came through

In amazing ways that challenged you.

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He’d often write of his nighttime walks,

And the thoughts he got from his Jesus talks.

He was a loyal fan and friend,

Right down to the bitter end.

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His battle with alcohol took its toll,

As his life and health ripped his soul.

His sense of humor was dark and dry,

And he often brought a tear to my eye.

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He wrote freely about his wasted life

With cutting wit, sharp as a knife.

His thoughts conveyed a wounded pride,

And often leaned towards suicide.

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Sometimes I’d read his verse, and start to worry,

Until the next jag of writing flurry.

I often reviewed his pleas to cope

And tried to offer some comforting hope.

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In February his battle with health gave out,

He was hospitalized with failing liver bout.

In May he finally let his poetic spirit fly.

He died! Wish I had been able to say

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-GOODBYE!

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Author Notes A struggling FanStorian, Squid152 passed away in May from liver damage due to alcoholism. I haven’t seen much posted on him and thought maybe not everyone knows, so I thought it was high time to write a farewell to a good friend who has passed and will be missed.


This picture was the one he used as his profile portrait. It is very representative of his work. 


Farewell my friend.

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