For Savione

Written by: Annalise Brigham

I knew you, not so long ago
When you were just a little boy 
Always there for your baby sister
I felt then that you carried a burden
And regret that I could not reach you
At ten years old, I didn’t get you to "speak" it

I will always remember you, Savione
The warm smile you hid; seldom showed
Lived just behind those sad, brown eyes
You had moved far away Cali with Mom
And your Dad, I’m sure you missed

Whatever made you sad, I’d never know
But soon, we also moved away
We heard how you’d grown into a young man
Still taking care of your sister; 
Still with those sad brown eyes

Glad you made many friends along the way
Losing touch for those few years, haunts me
I’ll never know why you took your life…
Maybe I should have kept in touch with Mom
Should have mentioned, how you looked so sad

I’ll never know why you took your life….
At twenty three, what darkness took you to the edge?
Was there no one to whom you could turn?
Did I miss a chance to share the burden with you?
So sad is the day you went away 

I’ll never know why you took your life…. 
~*~
For Savione...sleep in peace, little one. +