Silence

Life is not easy to live with

Death is harder to bare

And with the passing of our friend

Comes a pain that we all share

And so a moment of silence

Is needed at this time

So we may say goodbye

To our dear friend Caroline


I wrote this during my senior year of high school. I went to a private school that has perhaps only 120 students tops and that's from 1st-12th grade. Well one of my high school friends, Caroline, had died and I wrote this in memory of her. Because it's a small school we truly are like a family and this loss hit us hard. My graduating class put together an event where everyone would get a balloon and at the same time we'll all launch them in the air. Some people tied notes to them as well. It was a very emotional time for us all and it still is when we think of it.