January 20, 2009

March 13, 2009
By Coley1028 BRONZE, Hayfield, Minnesota
Coley1028 BRONZE, Hayfield, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix

It was the morning of January 20, 2009,
In the back of my mind I knew you weren't fine.
Daddy came in and told me you had gone,
Hearing those words sounded so wrong.
All the times we had together flashed before my eyes,
I was so shocked I couldn't even cry.
Why did God have to take you away?
Oh how I wanted you to stay.
I prayed every night,
Prayed that He would help you win this fight.
But I guess God has a better plan for you,
Even though I don't like to think it's true.
I wanted to tell you good-bye,
But I was too late, it was your time to fly.
You are my hero Uncle Les,
You always have been and I know you always will.
I love you Uncle Les,
I always have and I know I always will.
I'll see you again someday,
Rest in peace!

The author's comments:
This is a poem I wrote about my Uncle Les who was a Sergeant First Class in the US Army. In May 2008 he was diagnosed with cancer and wasn't given much time to live.
On January 20, 2009, he passed away after a long battle with his illness.
This is dedicated to SFC Leslie Johnson,
May 30, 1965-January 20, 2009

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This article has 2 comments.

Niki C. said...
on Apr. 27 2009 at 3:23 am
this is really good! sorry to hear about your loss

on Mar. 24 2009 at 12:09 pm
Twilight_Girl127, New Palestine, Indiana
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this is beautiful! im so sorry. what a horrible way to start the new year...


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