I Didn’t Know Him

I didn’t really know him–
just a kid in my grade.
Sat next to him in a
science class one day;
made me feel like a friend–
tall, skinny with a goofy smile.

I didn’t really know him–
just a kid in my grade.
Passed him in the halls
jostling from class to class,
a huge smile on his face
always made me happy.

I didn’t really know him–
just a kid in my grade.
Guess nobody knew the
sadness behind the smile.
Friends and family all shocked
never to see that grin again.

I didn’t really know him–
just a kid in my grade.
Why am I crying so hard
for a face in the yearbook?
Now I know what lies ahead;
I am no longer immortal.

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