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Dedicated to All the Boys and Girls Next Door

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Dedicated to All the Boys and Girls Next Door

He was the little boy next door, but I didn’t see him too much
Even though our houses were so close that they practically touched.
I saw them bring him home that day when he was just three days old;
I saw him play on the swings out back when the weather wasn’t cold.

I saw him waiting for the bus on his first day of school;
I saw him out in front of the house learning to ride his bicycle;
I saw him in his cap and gown on his June graduation day;
I saw him in his uniform just before he went away.

I never really saw him much even though he lived next door,
And now I attend the funeral for a little boy who died at war.

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