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Taken too soon

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Taken too soon

As I grow order around me I see
The next generation of our family
I love them all without any doubt
But there's one that was special that 
always stood out .
He was my cousin named Mitchell 
O'Dell
And all of our lives changed the day 
that he fell.
Life is short or so they say
But never so short as the day he 
went away.
The loving and gentle, wonderful son
Just beginning lifes journey at age 
21
Handsome and smart with his own 
sense of style
How we wish he was still with us if 
even just for awhile.
A young man's whose presence 
would light up the room
A young man whose life was taken 
too soon.
Some will say "it's. What God has 
planned"
They can say what they want I still 
don't understand.
It makes no sense and I ask myself 
why
What good comes if any when young 
people die.
Maybe to love more in some kind of 
way
To treasure our lives and be thankful 
each day.
When I look up at stars when they 
come out at night
I know one of them's. Mitchell 
shinning ever do bright
But still as I look up just past the 
moon
I can't understand why he was taken 
too soon

JD Berryhill

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  1. Date: 4/16/2013 2:11:00 AM

    This is a beautifully crafted poem. Keep posting. Welcome to the Soup. Namaste Rick