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Gone Too Soon

A trail of dreams
Rockets across the azure sky,
Leaving hopes
Dashed in its wake.


A tear starting down
A loved one's cheek,
Leaving pain in its place.


A blazing light
Gone too soon,
Leaving emptiness
Inside of us.


Death should not come
For the young,
Leaving us alone
And in pain.

by Michele Elaine Wilson 1997

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