Your death creates fear about futures unclear
Your loss makes us anxious; how to steer clear
Your innocence stolen; gone too soon
Broken down simply;
Death creates fear
Loss is anxiousness
Your life was stolen
The story untold while grief unfolds
Anger subsides, no answer to why
Young and trusting or foolish and rushing
Those left behind; hurt and confused
Forever staring at the invisible bruise
What makes a child turn away
Do drugs, solicit sex instead of play
Why has society drifted from truth
That an end by drugs is common for youth
The loss of a child is the worst; its true
Whether 3, 11 or at 22
The order of death is not correct
The mind scrambles to accept
Hurt and pain fill each room
With presence of a life gone too soon.
Written for Carson Crimeni a 14 year old boy who was given drugs by older kids to watch how he reacted.
His death has affected our community not only because of its circumstances but because of his age, naivety and vulnerability. And because it creates fear in us all.
I drive by the site at best 4x a day, I see the flowers, my heart pounds as my eyes swell. He is not my son but very well could be. No one knows who it could be next, no one is invincible.
Child loss is a pain no parent can heal from.
You can learn from it. You can grow from it. You can continue to live. But there is no getting over the loss of a child, regardless their age.
I hurt for his parents, for all parents who’ve lost a child to drugs, accident, illness or violence. Miscarriage, stillbirth or congenital diseases.
Death creates fear and uncertainty but moreso when its your child and you can’t understand why or how to move on, the world stops awhile.
I wrote this (above) but the picture attached below with a poem is written by an unknown author.
Thanks for reading,