I’d give a salute but a hug would be better…

I had a friend once upon a time.  He served our country.  And today I’d like to remember him, as I often do.  I wish he had been my family in blood, instead he was a piece of my family by choice.  I miss our talks and the sweetness of every single word that he uttered.


I’d like to remember one man.

He was in the service,

I’m not sure which branch.

But every day he’d come and see me,

and tell me stories of his life,

and me not being quite as smart as I should

never realized once the gift he gave.

Until one day, he didn’t come

and he was gone,

and now I hold him in my heart,

and remember him and all the love

he had for his family and country.

The sacrifices he made and the humanity

he imbued, and I’ll never forget you

Old man Larry,

you were an amazing man

and the world is missing you!!



Author: doing2016

I started writing when I was very young. Then I was mortified on a bus full of people when one of my stories was read aloud. I lost my focus and quit. Now, I'm trying to find my voice and my ambition. I love to write, good or bad. So, I'm doing it here and now. Thank you.

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