5:49 Time

October 25, 2009
By Anonymous

5 years; 49 days
a long stretch can seem a short time
2 boys; 2 days
living was their crime
one was 10; the other 16
both ended with a terrible fate
1 less bed to make; 1 less dinner plate
100 more tears to shed
1000 more years to live
think not on them with sadness; dread
remember happiness loved to give

The author's comments:
I wrote this the day after one of my friends died. I called it 5:49 because that he died 5 years and 49 days after the 10-year-old friend.

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