Saturday, August 6, 2011

My Buddy Michael

Michael Lerro, my friend since we were kids at Bible Camp. Such a great person and a better Christian example, I don't know many. After college we lost touch but reconnected through facebook. He married another good friend and built a wonderful family, all the while spreading God's word and love. Why must the good be taken too soon? 
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Michael

My little buddy died tonight.
He was too young, it’s just not right.
He left his family and friends
Such a positive influence.

I only knew him in his youth
A friend indeed who spoke the truth.
Talked each other out of sadness
Laughed ourselves away from madness.

His first girl turned into his wife
Dedicated to her, his life.
To his kids a fine example
A home with love more than ample.

From this cruel world, his life taken,
Up in heaven soon to waken.
His family will miss him most
And all his friends from coast to coast.

11 comments:

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I'm so sorry. Losing a friend is always tough.

Bryce Daniels said...

I am so terribly sorry, Tara.

Words fail me here.

Deb said...

I'm sorry, Tara.

MISH said...

A wonderful tribute to your friend Tara ...

Dana said...

I'm so sorry, Tara.

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

Beautifully written. Sorry for you loss.

Cathy said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Tara.

Tara Tyler said...

thank you all for your comfort. I wish I could give out hugs.

Julie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Tara. Your poem is a beautiful tribute for your friend, very touching.

Ellie Garratt said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It is a tragedy when anyone dies, but for someone so young it does not seem fair. Sending you lots of virtual hugs.

Liz Fichera said...

Beautiful poem. xoxo