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This poem was written for my nephew, Larry, who was killed while riding a three wheeler near a highway. He was a very special and extremely handsome young man. Larry had a smile that would touch the heart of anyone who new him. He was 22 when killed. This is the poem I wrote for his funeral.

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WANDA
THIS POEM TOUCHED MY HEART THE MOST. I LOST MY SON FEB. 2,07 IN A SUV ROLLOVER ACCIDENT,HE WAS 19 VERY GOODLOOKING AND HAD THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SMILE. ALL HIS FRIENDS WOULD TALK ABOUT HOW HIS SMILE WOULD LIGHT UP A ROOM WHEN HE ENTERED
Jodie
Your poem made me cry. It was beautiful as it came from the bottom of your heart. Your nepthew reminds me of a friend I have just lost he was killed, he got stabbed 4 weeks ago. His name was Lewis he was 18 and he would also light the room up with his smile.
Dominiquex3
Your Poem was great It made me smile so much. Every one will loose someone but its best to look on the bright side & think of the great things about the person, which i think is what you were talking about. I loved it! x
Doris
This poem is so totally awesome. . . touched my heart deeply. I too lost my ONLY SON 4 1/2 years ago. This takes me back to all our wonderful memories of Kyle. Thank you so much for sharing.

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His Smile

Some called him "little Larry",
some called him "squint"
His smile was his trademark,
wherever he went.
A room would brighten
when Larry came in
'cause the first thing you saw,
would be his grin!

A son and brother so precious;
a friend so true!
Whatever he had,
he'd share it with you!
A thought, a deed, a kind
word for a while
But always, oh always,
He'd share 'His Smile'.

Our hearts are breaking,
our thoughts are going wild!
We've lost our friend:
We've lost our child!
"But only for a while,"
I heard Jesus say
"He's been chosen for the
Master's Bouquet!"

Hand selected by Jesus from
this 'garden of life'
Gone to Heaven!-He's
through with this strife!
Why is he gone?
God only knows.
But Oh what a treasure,
A "smiling rose!"

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marie
this is a beautiful poem, which relates also to my husband and i, we recently lossed our son in may 2005 who also had a fantastic cheeky smile. just beautiful. x
irene
this poem toched me because i lost one of my very best friends on halloween night and he always always had a smile on his face hed walk into a room and it really would just light up i really miss him he was 23 days shy of his 16th b-day. R. I. P W. JORDAN 11-23-88/10-31-03
ala
I really liked your poem! The poem really touched me because one of my classmates and friend died on 12-23-03. HE was only 16 yrs. old. He had a beautiful smile,he would light up a room with his smile. Everyone loved him and he loved everyone especially his family. Thank you
Dennis
hi,ilovetispoem
Dennis
hi,i also lost my brother at the age of 22 in 2003. this is the best poem that i i ever seen. i also feel ur pain n saddeness , shall we all pray to got that they shall be reborn to us.
Barbara
I love your poems. Cause it made me think of my son. He had a smile that everone love. He die in April 25 2000 he was 23 he was my life. So your poems was very sweet. Thank you
Brenda
I loved your poem. It is also true about my son, he could light a room up with his smile. Chad died last year to leukemia at 19 years of age. I miss him so and your poem is what I needed to read. Thank you so much.
Mary
Thank you for putting this wonderful poem on the web. I lost my grandfather today, and it gave me great comfort. Thank You!
Eddie
I personally thought the poem was the writing of a true friend which I know you was to Larry.

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