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Author's note: This is dedicated to Thomas, Jason, Najee and all of the other kids of 
the world who lose their lives too soon. 

I'm not the kind of someone
Who stands on a stranger's
I kneel and clean the headstone 
And place flowers where
You sleep
Tucking you in just like I used to, 
With a blanket made of
I listen for your baby sigh, but of 
Course it has gone cold

Your little face still haunts me
Every single place I
I see you with me, laughing, as
You chase raindrops down
The windows
They all tell me I'm crazy for
Keeping you alive 
Without you
Because I still sleep with your teddy
Pretending like I'm holding

From everywhere and nowhere, i
Hear you calling out my 
I chase you around each corner, and
You break into a deadly 
I see you die a thousand times, yet
It never dulls the pain
Having you and losing you  when
I should have kept you
I should have been your warrior
Instead I let you slip

Little hands grab onto me, looking
For something we could
We made forts out of the bed sheets
To keep us busy when
It rained
You left me all too suddenly and took
My favorite part of me
Were the light that made the shadows
Do a tango on the walls
All I see are ghost-like mountains
Waiting for the day I

Goodbye Molly, my sweet baby
Farewell Parent Days 
At school
Here's to every dream you ever had
That never did come
You were a stranger to the world 
Before you ever got to
But before you kissed the world
Goodbye, I swear to God
I knew you

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  1. Date: 3/21/2011 7:01:00 PM
    Very beautiful poem...I've suffered loss so I know a little of something you must be going through. My prayers are with you...Jimmy

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 2:35:00 PM
    this brought tears to my eyes, I really do feel your hurt, i know your heart is breaking and you feel like the insides of you have been ripped a part. I lost my son in 2005 he was killed and left 3 sons behind, i know what it feels like to lose a child, this was a very beautiful poem and I'm sorry for your lost.