Walterrean Salley

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Eric Martin 'Electron Boy' - Poem by Walterrean Salley


He was only fourteen—
A tender age.
Born with no spleen,
He'd the heart of a sage.

Like everyone,
He'd a goal in life,
Which was fulfilled
To the tune of rife.

For, with his gift—
Despite his struggles—
He thought to inspire
Countless others.

But this little angel
Had no clue,
He'd get to see
Such dream come true.

Newfound friends
Joined his team.
Aided him,
And embraced his dream.

His taxing efforts
Proved worthwhile.
He exited life
In a noble style.

For Eric Martin
'Electron Boy, '
Has bequeathed to us
An ode of hope and joy.

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Comments about Eric Martin 'Electron Boy' by Walterrean Salley

  • Diane Hine (5/29/2012 10:47:00 PM)

    I hadn't heard of him so I just looked him up.
    A moving story and your poem is a fine tribute.
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    (12/15/2016 8:06:00 PM)

    Thank you Diane. He certainly was an extraordinary young man.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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