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In Memory
Author: Bench

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To my dearest boy
So young yet departed from us.
I mourn for the loss,
But will cherish the memories.

It was just a few years back
When you were sitting in my room,
Ever so hungry for knowledge,
Wanting to grow up fast but still a child.

We shared a lot of laughter, you and I.
And there were those serious moments too.
I learned from you
As much as you learned from me.

I learned to be more giving, more forgiving,
I learned to be more patient, more loving.
I learned to laugh when things were down.
I learned to love myself too, because of you.

Now that you have left us
I make this heartfelt wish...
Smile forever my friend
And be peaceful wherever you are.

Goodbye dear friend...

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Martin Vann (171.75.220.198) -- Wednesday, October 15 2003, 02:54 pm

What Can I Say?

Bench,

This is difficult to read yet, beautiful the way you rememeber this soul. I have also lost many who were close, I'm sure we all have past the age of ten. An honest tribute.

This is heartfelt Bench.

Thank You
MartinV
Terrie* (65.148.214.205) -- Thursday, October 16 2003, 04:20 am

Deep ,Heartfelt & Touching...Bench

This is B E A U T I F U L.....(sigh)
and very P A I N F U L.....Thank you for sharing this with us. Terrie*
bench (192.168.0.172) -- Thursday, October 16 2003, 09:19 am

Martin/Terrie

He was my student. He is only 18. Thanks for the comments.
 
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