My Friend Sam

February 28, 2009
By trackgirl15 BRONZE, Albion, Pennsylvania
trackgirl15 BRONZE, Albion, Pennsylvania
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My friend Sam
sits next to me in class
He is funny and goofy
and always makes me laugh
We have a good time
and I'm glad Sam's my friend
How was I to know
that was coming to an end?

My friend Sam
is quite a guy
He has lots of friends
and no one would question 'why'
Sam is nice and caring'
always willing to lend a hand
Why God chose Sam,
I can now truly understand

My friend Sam
said to me after class today
'I'll see you later' He touched my arm and we walked the other way
If only I'd known those were his last words
I would ever hear
The last time I would see him'
I'd have held him so dear

My friend Sam
didn't show up for school today
At one o'clock the teachers gathered
They had something to say
They read us a letter
the news was bad ' my teacher cried
There had been an accident
My friend Sam'did not survive

My friend Sam was only twelve years old
when he was laid to rest
My heart was sad for such a long time,
but now I know I'm blessed
Knowing Sam was a true gift
sometimes painful to comprehend
God touches our lives through angels
Sam'my angel'my friend.

The author's comments:
My friend, Sam, passed away on his way to school on a snowy day in January of 2008 in Cranesville, Pennsylvania. He was a passenger in a car driven by his older brother, who had his learner's permit and was practicing his driving in adverse weather. The car hit a bit of slushy snow on the side of the road and spun out in the path of an oncoming truck. Sam was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
My friend Sam was a wonderful friend and I hope his memory lives on through my poem.
Prayers for the Brandon family are always needed and welcomed because I am sure their pain from the loss of Sam far exceeds mine.
If you take anything away from my poem, I hope that its that you will always wear your seatbelts and always appreciate your friends because you never know when its all going to come to an end.
Sam always appreciated his friends and I know he is smiling down on us even today.

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This article has 6 comments.

humptydumpty said...
on Mar. 18 2009 at 9:47 pm
Great poem! Very nicely written for a young girl. You should keep writing. Sorry for your loss.

Dad said...
on Mar. 16 2009 at 9:42 pm
Awesome poem sweety.

Love you,


Mrs. F said...
on Mar. 16 2009 at 5:04 pm
You did a great job writing about your

friend Sam. I hope you continue to write. Let's hope that this poem will be published.

Mrs. D. said...
on Mar. 16 2009 at 1:32 am

You wrote a wonderful tribute to your friend Sam. I did not know him but your descriptions let me see what he was like!

orangefuzzy said...
on Mar. 15 2009 at 11:14 pm
AWESOME! What a great friend Sam had in you! May his memory live on because of your wonderful poem!

Best of luck on getting it published!

ktb5416 said...
on Mar. 15 2009 at 11:13 pm
I think this was a wonderful poem! A great tribute to a wonderful friend. You should be proud as I am sure Sam would be!

Best of Luck on getting it published!


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