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In Memory  

Those we love remain with us,
 for love lives on.
Cherished memories never fade,
because a loved one is gone.
Those we love can never be apart,
for as long as there's a memory,
 they live on in our hearts.


When I Must Leave You  

When I must leave you for a little while,
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
and hug your sorrow to you through the years.
But start out bravely with a galant smile;
and for my sake and in my name
live on and do alll the things the same.
Feed not your lonliness on empty days,
but fill each waking hour in useful ways.
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer
and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near;
and never, never be afraid to die,
for I am waiting for you in the sky!


A poem written by Ali and read at the candlelight vigil  
The summer air is wild
as the fall transition calls
a fearless life is taken
another teardrop falls
this house is deathly quiet
and the walls are caving in
with life abruptly ending
no time to begin
these memories are haunting
as we analyze the past
but time overtook the power we had
extracting life too fast
these lives we live are too short
to dwell on our regret
appreciation needs to lie in the people that we've met
this chair where u once sat, sits empty and alone
in the place that you once refered to as your home away from home
but your presence still lingers
and we can all still see your face
but the streets are way too quiet
with the absence of your base
if you could return and reassure us
that everything will be alright
it would make things that much easier
to conquer the internal battle we fight
fly away and leave this world behind
i promise not to ask you why
i promise not to mind
just listen to our pleads, listen to our crys
absorb our endearing prayers
as the tears fill our eyes
apologies pour in, unhealing as they sound
some people never got to see
the heart in you we found
so inhale little boy and take your last breath
you finally found your peace
we love and miss you seth

ali kaufman



Seth - Kieth Wood  

I know that every one of us is here today to show our love for Seth.  However I also know that the even greater reason that every one of us is here today is because we were loved by Seth.  He was a son, brother, and friend that was compassionate about all of the people that surrounded him throughout his life.  In Seth you found a friend who would support you without question, many times before you even had the chance to ask for help.  I am fortunate to have known Seth on many levels through the years.  As kids we played whiffle ball and nerf football while our fathers demonstrated their skills on the softball field.  During this time, Seth was always the youngest of the group by three to four years, but that didn’t matter to him, he wanted to play with the big boys.  This determination was a strong part of his personality and it continued to grow as he did.  Seth was always full of questions during our families’ summer vacations, from sports to girls to life in general.  His thirst for knowledge on a variety of topics served him well as he grew to be a young man.  I also will never forget Seth’s ability to slide in little sarcastic comments followed by the classic smirk that we all knew and loved.  Out of all pieces of his personality the one that stood out by far as the strongest was his heart.  As a coach the one thing that you can never teach a kid is how to have heart, and when a kid has it, as Seth did, it is truly special.  Seth had many memorable achievements on the athletic fields.  Many of those occurred not as a result of his athletic ability, but rather as a result of his inability to ever surrender no matter what the odds may have been.  He carried this attitude on with him from high school and had begun to apply it to his life as a young man.  He was again refusing to surrender and striving to succeed in the classroom at Keene State College, and on the athletic fields with the Monadnock Marauders. 
            Seth and I actually have similar tastes in music, although I tend to lean more heavily towards country and he leaned towards rap.  He always called me a closet Eminem fan and I would then respond by calling him a closet country boy.  I want to share a short verse of each with you as my way of letting Seth know that he may not walk among us any more, but he will always walk with us.

                        The first is a verse from my closet, as Seth would say; it is by Eminem from a song titled “Till I collapse”.  It seems to me to model how Seth believed life should be lived.

'Cause sometimes you feel tired,
feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up.
But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength
and just pull that out of you and get that motivation to not give up
and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse.

I will not fall,
I will stand tall,
Feels like no one could beat me.

            The second is a verse from Seth’s closet by Tim McGraw from a song titled “My Old Friend”.  Seth I hope you’re listening to us now.

My old friend, this song's for you
Cause a few simple verses
Was the least that I could do
To tell the world that you were here
Cause the love and the laughter
Will live long after
All of the sadness and the tears

We'll meet again, my old friend
Goodbye, goodbye


 
We love you Seth.


Marauders - Scott Cote  

Seth came to us about two years ago. He was a brash, bold, confident young man with a string of athletic achievements behind him. Hee seemed anxious to prove himself to us and we were excited about having him. That 1st season didn't end the way anyone expected. Seth was frustrated with his performance. He knew he could play better and contribute more and we were frustrated because we could see his talents and desires. This led to conflict and the season just ended poorly.
Steve called me after the season and told me how much playing with the Marauders meant to Seth and that we shouldn't give up on him. I told Steve that Seth would always be welcome on our roster and that it is really up to Seth whether he return or not.
Winter went by and spring rolled around. We started our recruiting, early practices and community service activities. Seth returned and we were happy to see him. From the start you could see something had changed. He had a positive attitude, he gave up his #2 jersey to one of our new players from Nashua and chose #6, it was like a new beginning. He moved from offense to the defensive side of the ball and was quickly becoming known around the New England football league as one of the big hitters. Anyone who has been to one of our games this year has seen Seth make one of those big hits.
A few weeks ago in a game against the Hampton Hurricanes, I had the good fortune of making a 3rd down play, largely due to the coverage of the defensive backs. Nonetheless, Seth came over to me on the sidelines with that big smile and said "That was awesome! That must have felt great. I've never had a sack before." I told him "Seth, today's the day, go get yourself one." By God if he didn't do just that. Early in the second half he came around the right end like lighting, noone between him and the quarterback. He lowered his head and ran right through the poor guy. I have no idea how he held onto the football. Seth came running off the field and even behind the facemask you could see that smile about as broad as you can ever imagine. What a proud, proud moment for him. Achieving something he had never done before.
This was really an example of how he was living his life. Seth was setting his mind to things and achieving them on and off the field. He had become active in the community service, giving back to those who were less fortunate. He had rededicated himself to school. It had become an important thing for him.
It was clear that sometime over the winter Seth had come to that crossroads that we all come to as young people. He had consciously chosen a path for himself and it was the right one.
We all had the privilege to see Seth transform from a boy, into a man.
Seth we love you. You will always be remembered in our minds and in our hearts. May God bless you


My Brother  

My brother Seth was an awesome guy .I don’t know why he had to die. You should know you mean the world to me,Only a heart so dear as yours could give up unselfishly .

Even though we had our fights, Over silly things like money .I never meant to be a pest,I need your skills—you are the best


I’m glad those times were rare and few, It was hard for me to argue with you .But that’s just me, as you are you, And at the end, you always came through.


This is Keene where we are from, We’re all here for you today Especially Dad and Mom .Our hearts are broken, as you already know, We just can’t bear to let you go


We can’t believe that you’re not here, But now more than ever we’ll keep you near Our cherished memories of you , Will give us strength and carry us through


You never gave up, you never held back, Whatever I did, you had my back I lost the best friend I’ve ever known, It hurts to realize you’re not coming home


I’m grateful to my mother and father,For giving me life and a special big brother You were always standing right next to me,As helpful and loving as you could be


As long a life lasts I will stand up for you ,They way you stood up for me Your short life was an inspiration,To be the strongest person I can be.


I will see your smile and hear your laugh , In everything I do  With tears and true love I say goodbye, Because god has a special plan for you



 



 


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