(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

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A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site.

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.


November 5, 2008


In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade,
And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down,
Or cut him 'til he cried out in his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving, I am leaving."
But the fighter still remains.

- "The Boxer," Simon and Garfunkel
MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/boxer.htm

A humorous drawing by me at the age of 10 of The Boxer (DjVu image) http://www.royblakeley.name/roy_james_blakeley/george_436th_fighter_squadron/boxer_larry1964.djvu

January 5, 2008 - I seeked help and went back on medication. Christmas is just too hard for me to handle right now without Lori.

Oh well, I'm tired and so weary
But I must go along
'Til the lord will come and call, call me away, oh yes ...
There will be peace in the valley for me, someday
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray
There'll be no sadness, no sorrow (oh, my Lordy, no)
No trouble I'll see
There will be peace in the valley for me, for me

- "(There Will Be) Peace In the Valley (For Me)," Thomas A. Dorsey (Performed by Red Foley)
MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/peace_in_valley.htm

... Jesus, oh Jesus ...
Now all I have is you

Jesus, oh Jesus
I don't wanna die alone
Jesus, if you hear my last breath
Don't leave me here
Left to die a lonely death
I know I have sinned, but Lord I'm sufferin'
Jesus, oh Jesus
If you hear my last breath ...

Jesus, Jesus
All my troubles
All my pain
Will leave me, once again
All my troubles
All my pain
It's gonna leave me, once again
All my troubles
All my pain
It's gonna leave me, once again
Gonna leave me, once again

- "Spiritual,"- Artist: Josh Haden; Performer: Johnny Cash

MP3 audio file/lyrics


Cut my life into pieces
This is my last resort
No breathing ...

Would it be wrong?
Would it be right
if I took my life tonight?
Chances are that I might
Mutilation outta sight
And I’m contemplating suicide!

I never realized I was spread too thin
Till it was too late
And I was empty within ...

I ... can’t ... go ... on ... li ... ving ... this ... way
Can’t go on
Living this way
Nothin's all ... right

- "Last Resort," Papa Roach http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/papa_roach_bio.htm

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/last_resort.htm

December 2007
Manic depression is touchin' my soul
I know what I want, but I just don't know
How to go about gettin' it
Feelin', sweet feelin',
Drops from my fingers, fingers
Manic depression is capturing my soul ... yeah

Well, I think I'll go turn myself off,
And go on down
All the way down
Really ain't no use in me hangin' around ...

Manic depression is a frustrating mess

- "Manic Depression," Jimi Hendrix
MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/manic_depression_jimi_hendrix.htm


December 19, 2007

July 8, 2007 ("The Final Stage - Cleanup")

Laugh, and the world laughs with you ;
Weep, and you weep alone ; ...

Rejoice, and men will seek you ;
Grieve, and they turn and go ;
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many ;
Be sad, and you lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life's gall.

- "Solitude," Ella Wheeler Wilcox http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry/solitude.htm

I'm completely off the anti-depressents taken since Lori's death. I suppose "... The worst is over now and we can breath again ..." - We'll see. "Broken," Seether http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/broken.htm

May 21, 2007

"Almost Cut My Hair," Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (with Dallas Taylor & Greg Reeves

MP3 audio/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/david_crosby/almost_cut_my_hair.htm)

April 27, 2007

I hurt myself today (May 15, 2006)
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real ...
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become
my sweetest friend?
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end ...

- "Hurt," Music and Lyrics by Trent Reznor
MP3 audio/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/johnny_cash/hurt.htm

The changing of sunlight to moonlight
Reflections of my life
Oh, how they fill my eyes ...
All my sorrow, sad tomorrow
Take me back to my own home
All my crying (all my crying), feel I'm dying, dying
Take me back to my own home
I'm changing, arranging, I'm changing
I'm changing everything
Ah, everything around me

- "Reflections of My Life," Marmalade
MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/reflections_of_my_life.htm

I Pray
I pray you never walk through,
The agony I've known.
I pray that all your little ones,
Will stay until they've grown.
I pray that you never hear,
These brokenhearted cries.
I pray you never know the anguish,
When a child dies.
- Author Unknown

A child that loses a parent is an orphan.
A man who loses his wife is a widower.
A woman who loses her husband is a widow.
There is no name for a parent that loses a child,
for there is no word to describe this pain. 
- Author Unknown

Our beloved daughter, Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005 - the pain all over again)

Lori's Web site describes her last journey with adrenocortical carcinoma and a repository of memories of her short life here on earth. It will include items she would have wanted to share with her family, friends, and anyone that wants to know who she was and what was important to her life - such as her scrapbooking, photographs, and faith-based approach to life.

Her Web site is home for a repository of memories of her short life here on earth. It will include items she would have wanted to share with her family and friends - such as her scrapbooking, photographs, and faith-based approach to life.

May 2004

August 1965

February 1961 RAF Lakenheath, England

On my grandparents' porch (John and Edna Ashton) at Rotan, Texas (Fisher County) in 1960

Added the following photos on July 14, 2007

Page 2 - Other Photographs (work in progress - not sorted/identified, as yet) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos2_jpeg.htm