Dear Friend

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Dedicated to an old middle school friend of mine, Joshua Dodd.

He was my friend, and a dear friend he was

We stirred up and caused trouble, just because

We ate lunch and sat, laughed and chat

He was my friend, a dear friend at that


A negative influence, he certainly was

I copy and follow him, I do as he does

I am rebellious and unlawful, just because

He was the dearest friend there ever was


Time after time, I fought and I talked

With venom in my throat, and walking the walk

My friend is sent away, but I am still the same

My friend has created a monster, that cannot be tamed


Months go by and no sign of him

I begin to think the school won’t sign him in

After all his trouble and all his havoc

They said, “this is enough, we just won’t have it”


A year goes by, I am still the same

The wannabe gangster, unbound by chains

Throwing up signs and walking the walk

Online, there is much talking of talk


My friend is dead, a drug overdose

I wish that instead, he were in comatose

I change my ways and kill the monster with a stake

So that I may not share my dear friend’s fate


Submitted: April 26, 2021

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Nice one

Mon, April 26th, 2021 7:21pm

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