Beautiful flowers were in a basket,
the tears rolled down my face
they closed the casket.
The family cried in confusion and agony,
the death was such a terrible tragedy.
I couldn't believe it as I rave,
that he is not in that grave.
I miss him like crazy,
the thought of him will never get hazy.
The whole family in disarray,
we were wishing he could always stay.
The death a nightmare—a horror,
that couldn't stand daylights glare.
My emotions change like a roller coaster,
I couldn't wrap my head around it,
I can't believe it.
The loss took time to understand,
the event was so terribly unplanned.
As the time passed I'm numb,
I hope the pain will eventually succumb.
—Jessica Lynn Carter (14 years)