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Lost Youth

Long ago I lost a friend Much too young to die His death was hard to comprehend We were kids with so much life We played our music on summer days Without a care in the world Drove around town with nowhere to go And talked about pretty girls Just being boys and about to be men So much to learn about life A war being fought in a far away place Didn’t give it much thought at the time On veterans day I visit his grave Say hello and offer a prayer And remember all the happy days When life was a forever affair Terry died in a war torn jungle So very far from home I remember the day I got the news I knew my childhood days were gone I’ve made mistakes had good times and bad I’ve watched my family grow I know the joy grandchildren can bring And lived long with the woman I love I would like to think Terry gave that to me The gift of life with time to grow old I hope he knows by his friends he is missed See you again Terry when it’s my time to go Dedicated to my friend and fellow United States Marine, Private First Class Terrance Melvin Johnson Semper Fi, Terry and God Bless

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 1/12/2013 2:50:00 PM
wonderful write,wonderful friendship,wonderful tribute Paul,check out my Missing You
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Date: 9/13/2012 2:58:00 AM
So sad to lose a good friend, too young to face death. You have written a wonderful touching and good poem in his memory. Thank you for sharing it with me. - Love Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/12/2012 7:59:00 PM
Great job on this poem!! We all owe our quality of lives and the freedom we enjoy to all our veterans. If you leave this old world before I do tell terry and all his brothers and sisters that sacrificed all in our nations battles thanks for their bravery and I greatly appreciate what they did. God bless anyone who has served our country dead or alive!! Great job!!
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