Julie Theresa Floyd
20th April 1968 – 26th December 2012
Dearest Jools: most beloved wife of Barry-Sean, our regular MM contributor, work colleague and best friend to MM since the tender age of eight; devoted mum to Jamie and Becky; godmother to Joe Sprat; daughter, sister, auntie, cousin and friend to so, so many. Beautifully and fiercely Scottish, tiny china doll, lion-hearted, lover of all things soap opera and wide open spaces that made your heart sing, carer for the elderly and infirm, vegetarian, animal-loving and champion of the under-dog, your dog, Cyrille, is lost without you.
We raise a glass of your favourite Pinot and continue to struggle with the reality that you’ve gone, so suddenly, and promise to wipe the tears from our dear friend’s eyes and hold your children’s hands for as long as we are needed.
For One Wish
For one wish
You could open your eyes
to see the love you left behind.
Open-mouthed and gasping, I lie and swallow my grief
Raw and kicking
it folds and creases and marks the page where
And flew away from me while we were still reading:
This story lies unfinished.
For you have swum through me and I
Will drown in all my thoughts of you
So I may taste the bitter sharpness of your loss
That presses sweet and warm on cold, cold me.
For BSF, J & B
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