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Words / Mario Bird   Read >>
Words / Mario Bird

I was reading some of your poetry/rap/songs tonite. For a young guy you had some deep thoughts, and a way of mastering words. A real talent.

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my condolence greeting to my friend  / Victor Felix (friend)  Read >>
my condolence greeting to my friend  / Victor Felix (friend)
i really miss u so much jonn and i am so grateful dat u left with leaving ur mum into my care to watch over her and make her know dat i can stand there for her anytime she needs me but in reality dont ever stop coming to my dream for dats d only way we kept in touch. i love u but God love u most .................victor from nigeria. i promise never to leave ur mum! Close
to my little rapper  / Valarie Jolon-sicaja (a friend )  Read >>
to my little rapper  / Valarie Jolon-sicaja (a friend )

yo yo i miss your sweet attitude of life you were so kind and helpful to every-one you knew. i hope you meet my christopher-lee and you two can rap together i will see both of you one day and we will be ever so happy. right now, i think of you two often, i even find myself talking to yous and that makes me feel close to yous.  my love for yous two will never end till i am with yous!  love you two.  from val and i will see yous again.

A Pebble

A pebble in the puddle that is our mind
All the effects of the ripples cannot be measured
Anything changed by them cannot be weighed
Although there is sufficient evidence
Altogether the influence is absolutely amazing

As far as I can tell you were that pebble
And all the different ways you changed things
Cannot be measured or weighed in average ways
Advice you gave and the attitude you showed
Positively made all the difference in our minds

We loved you more than words can ever begin to express
And we know that Our Great Creator loves you more
Angels like you have greater expectations from The Father
He has a purpose in the heavens that is a job that you need to fill
So He has called you home to be with Him

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Dribble for then, it is for now.  / Exile ElixE (Best Friend )  Read >>
Dribble for then, it is for now.  / Exile ElixE (Best Friend )

I sit clad in a land of sugar and cream.
What you see is not truly as it seems.
A mind apart like a slivered arc.
Lemmings drop,
Only two see the 4th part.

Step back its time to go forward,
Like a Jelly Belly professional
Li li at walala
One eyes ahead to see all
Borrow a coat and go to the mall.

One more drink at the end of the night,
Keep your shirt, win the fight.
Oaths unspoken yet so loud,
Superspy Pretty Ugly Boy
Whats the name of the bard?

CN disasterous reaction by us
The only winner, General Chaos
Toe Jam and Earl 
Something for breakfast
Ulcers are seared
Thought through Happy and Weird




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"who'd you be today......"  / Lisa Two Eagle-Richard (Mom's Friend )  Read >>
"who'd you be today......"  / Lisa Two Eagle-Richard (Mom's Friend )
Hey ReJane! Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know I'm thinking about you.....everything is great here in Minot....I don't know if I told you that I moved here about a year ago...but this is really a great site keep up the good work...I can see he was a handsome and great person....just like my brother!!! Well, keep in touch.....take care and may the Lord Bless and watch over you and your family......




"Who You'd Be Today"

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
I feel you everywhere I go.
I see your smile, I see your face,
I hear you laughin' in the rain.
I still can't believe you're gone.

It ain't fair you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell that I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
sometimes I wonder
who you'd be today

Would you see the world?
Would you chase your dreams?
Settle down with a family,
I wonder what would you name your babies?
Some days the sky's so blue,
I feel like I can talk to you,
I know it might sound crazy.

It ain't fair you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
sometimes I wonder,
Who you'd be today?

Today, today, today.
Today, today, today.

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
The only thing that gives me hope,
Is I know I'll see you again some day.

Some day, some day, some day. 


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In Memorium  / Tracy Butler (His Ma's friend )  Read >>
In Memorium  / Tracy Butler (His Ma's friend )
Excellent poem!!  I watched Michael being born and I'd put in his middle name but, I don't know what the proper spelling of his middle name is. I'll put Leigh for now, correct me if I'm wrong Michael, next time you see me. I wasn't around much when Jonn was a boy but I did get to experience the benefit of his agile young mind a couple times. He was a deep thinker,  who loved to speculate and theorize about the true workings of the mind and the Universe.   Just my cup of tea.  I found his conversation intriguing and stimulating.  He was quite a cunning linguist.  ReJane and I have been the bestest and oldest friends since 5 and 6 and any children of hers have always been a friend of mine. Close
never forgotten  / Asha Smith (friend)  Read >>
never forgotten  / Asha Smith (friend)
jonn you were my inspiration for many things and you taught me alot. i will never forget you. you were a great friend through thick and thin..... may you shine down on us with happiness and be an angel to all.... love always your best gal friend asha xoxo Close
A Child Is NOT A Commodity, They Deserve To Be Treated Equally!  / Dawn Joseph   Read >>
A Child Is NOT A Commodity, They Deserve To Be Treated Equally!  / Dawn Joseph

This had to be written...many children are hurt by the lack of a biological father, Jonn was one such child.  The only father he ever knew had told all of Jonn's aunts and uncles that Jonn was not his child.  If it had been true that Jonn was not biologically the offspring of this man, it could never have been the fault of this child.  It is not fair at all to deny a child the love and affection of a flesh and blood parent just because of insecurity and suspicion!  Now Jonn has a younger sister who is also denied the benefits of having a dad.  My prayer is this: "Please Creator in Heaven, help these fatherless children to feel loved and accepted...help them know that even if mere humans do not accept and provide them with love that You are there to be their Heavenly Father and there is no love greater than Yours!  In the name of Your Son, Jesus, I pray...Amen!"

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Life is a great sunrise, journey well into your sunset  / Scott Cassell   Read >>
Life is a great sunrise, journey well into your sunset  / Scott Cassell
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice."

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Jonn / Sheila Kelley (Family Friend )  Read >>
Jonn / Sheila Kelley (Family Friend )
Though gone you will never be forgotten, you live forever in the hearts of many.
You were a wonderful son and a good friend.
I remember you as a child and even then we could see the talented and intelligent young man you would become.
It is in sadness that you did not live to fulfill all of your dreams, however you are doing the service of the CREATOR now as you  shine hugs upon your Mom each morning and send her sparkling kisses from the skies each night.
You are loved.
Sheila Kelley (formerly McIntyre)
PS The "young voices" part of the www.sixnationswriters.org has beautiful samples of your writing as well as your little sister's writing.  Robbynne does not do the poetry thing but her essay tells us many educational aspects of the "Residential School Effects". Close
A sparkling presence such as the world has never known before, Jonn, that's you!  / ReJane Joseph-LaForme (Mum)  Read >>
A sparkling presence such as the world has never known before, Jonn, that's you!  / ReJane Joseph-LaForme (Mum)

A son who consoles his mum with existentialist ideals from beyond the grave is a rare precious and brilliant sparkling light whose spirit continues to shine most radiantly.  We love you and believe in your continued existence, you are the best son any mother could ever wish for.  All of your preparations were the most considerate action you could possibly have taken.  Any type of semantics could never do justice to the appreciation felt for having had the priviledge of knowing you.  I love you son, I am grateful that you taught me so much in your short time with us in this station, this plane of existence.  I cling to the belief that you are already beginning another incarnation as a happy child amongst the new generation of up and coming great minds in our universe. 


the poem why
by Jonn Joseph

when i place my pen on paper
i can't help but want to taper
off my contact in my latest
though i'll tell you not my greatest
former thorough conversation
that has been fueling my sensation
of a great imagination

when I read my own cognition's
written in my last edition
i get a sense of satisfaction
that I can't get from any action
i do for my own self-amusement
then I want to have some issues sent
to people for whom my heart is meant
so they can read it and rejoice
out loud or with an inner voice
after reading my rendition
wondering if its fact or fiction

writing needs my concentration
so i can think of the relations
between the things i think and feel
and what things in this world are real
or things that my mind just creates
so my life makes me elate
no matter how happenings rate
so when good or bad i have to judge
i can easily give my mind a nudge
wandering through these many stations
trying to theorize creation

© Jonn Joseph 2002

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