The Serbian Community Remembers Nikola Nikolic
On September 5th 2014 the Serbian Community has lost a young vibrant soul. Nikola Nikolic, a 28 year old from Elizabeth, New Jersey tragically took his own life. He was a dear friend to many, loving and caring brother and son. As a child he was a member of Dukati Folklore Ensemble based in St. George Serbian Orthodox church in Elizabeth. It was a blow to the Serbian Community in New Jersey and New York as it was unexpected. Let Nikola’s life not be lived in vain but rather a recognition of the internal battle with ones demons. One should never be afraid to ask for help from anyone and can always turn to God and with faith can overcome those demons. Depression and suicide are serious problems that should be recognized and prevented. As the Serbian Community being a tight one, we need to band together and stop any further tragedies within it. Nikola will be remembered in our hearts forever.
To the living, I am gone,
To the sorrowful, I will never return,
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot speak, but I can listen.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea . . .
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity . . . .
Remember me in your heart:
Your thoughts, and your memories,
Of the times we loved,
The times we cried,
The times we fought,
The times we laughed.
For if you always think of me,
I will never have gone.
Memorial for Nikola Nikolic: http://www.facebook.com/NikolaNikolicMemorial
In memory of Nikola Nikolic
May 11th 1986 – September 5th 2014