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by Sandy Bell Brown
Monday, October 08, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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In memory of a friend who I lost last spring.

The news came today
In an email I just read
I cannot understand
The words pound through my head.

I had not seen him in years
He was such a sweet guy
With a wife and three kids
Why did he have to die?

A group of us “kids”
From my old hometown
Were getting together
I’d made plans to go down.

Some old high school friends
I hadn’t seen in years
I dug out the old photos
There was laughter and some tears.

Then I saw his dear face
Caught in time way back then
With his friends all around
All such handsome young men.

That crew cut, that smile
His eyes sparkled with life
The girls all adored him
He chose Kathy as his wife.

When they found him that day
His gun by his side
No note, no reason
He’s just gone for a ride.

They found nothing else
No footprints but his own
Just a few minutes earlier
He’s talked to Kathy on his phone.

Was he ill, was he sad?
We will never know it all
But I do know that I’ll miss him
He was so handsome and tall.

His brothers, they struggle
They miss him so much
His mom, his wife, his children
They so need his touch.

One thing is for sure
He’s with Jesus today
He’ll be there to greet us
And to show us the way.

The reunion went on
The rest were all there
We laughed and we talked
There was fun in the air.

We sang all together
In the Sunday service
It brought back old memories
We were even a little nervous!

In the late afternoon
Kay and I visited his grave
We stood by his headstone
And left a small flag to wave.

We all grieve your loss, Wayne
But we’ll see you pretty soon
We’ll have a grand reunion one day
In God’s Heaven, beyond the moon.

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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/8/2007
Well expressed piece of one so loved and cherished through the years, yet still lost to his family and friends. So sorry for your loss....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 10/8/2007
Great offering of expression
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/8/2007
I'm sorry for your loss, Sandy; effectively penned memoir. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jean Pike 10/8/2007
Beautiful work, Sandy. Very sad, and yet, a note of hope. Nice use of rhyme.
Reviewed by Cleve Sylcox 10/8/2007
Ok, you've doe it...where's the Kleenex.
Sandy, you brought home a very precious occasion seldom captured to perfection. You’ve done it. Great write, great rhyme, great emotions…WOW…BRAVO! Next time, hyperlink a coupon for Kleenex, because all that read this is going to need them. Great Job!
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 10/8/2007
Sandy, this brought tears to my eyes, you've captured such a nice tribute to your friend...your poem brought many vivid images to light and the rhyme and rhythm was fantastic. Thanks for sharing such a heart rendering's a definite winner.

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