Eden Sheffroth

Rookie (June 27th 1988 / Brantford, Ontario)

Passing On - Poem by Eden Sheffroth

I barely even knew you
Just remember the florescent orange cruising down the hall
Your soft voice in the classroom and the odd comment about you
You mean absolutley nothing to me

Yet tears keep rolling down my cheeks
I can't stop the flow my heart is broken in two
For the boy who was so brave
And died so young

What compelled you to keep going?
How did you stay so strong?
Why did it take you away?
Why oh God why did it happen?

Your my age, in my classes
I passed you in hallways hung out with your friends
Now I watch them carry your casket to a dark pit
I hope your not afraid of the dark like I am

These tears keep pouring
Liquid fire in my eye
The pain, the tear, the fear
I hate saying that you died

Cancer is evil
It's the devils disease but you were so brave
You inspired so many, you saved a lot at your funeral
There was the terror of death but a sermon of hope

As I hear the notes of the sad sad song I think of you
That day we sang in unity about the glory of God
I felt two spirits that day
The Holy Father and his new angel singing in my heart, in the church

This goes out to Benjamin David Woodworth who died Thursday May 4th 2006. At 17 you touched an entire community, I never knew you but yet still you touched my heart. Give a shout to the big man for me, I know he was waiting at those gates with open arms. My prayers, my heart, and my faith go out to you. I'm glad you made it home.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 11, 2006

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