In such a tragic and horrible way.
Eli Brookens, you were the one I knew best,
And it saddens me that in such a short time you and your friends all went to rest.
I wish there was some way I could turn back time,
Instead of taking this wretched emotional climb.
I miss you already, and I want you to come back,
But I know that is not happening, and my heart is being attacked.
You filled our lives with your laughter and joy,
And you were not just like every other boy.
You were different I would say,
I wish, I wish, that you did not have to go away.
When I met you two summers ago,
I never thought that our silly baseball friendship would grow.
Every time I saw you,
You would always say hi, and ask how baseball was too.
You asked me to go to your soccer game one day,
But you somehow forgot to mention I had to pay.