April 5, 2008
By Alexandra Sherry, Fairport, NY

I heard the bells
The ancient toll of them
sounds throughout the village
for him, my friend, that left
Never to return again
until now as a final resting place
from freedom and high school years
to bullets and bombs
he parted from me
my old friend has now returned
he was young and good
so only the good die young
for he may have been a strong soldier
but he was only 21

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