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Early in January of this year a co-worker died suddenly. It was quite a surprise to me. We had a memorial service at work and I was asked to write a poem. Why did this happen? Why him? He was only 50 something. Here are my thoughts and feelings after I heard about his death.
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|by John Etter
Why does the sun rise and give light,
Only to set again too soon?
Why do stars twinkle so bright,
Only to pass away with the moon?
Why does a rainbow appear with colors to show,
Only to fade for no apparent reason?
Why does a flower take so long to grow,
Only to wilt during winter season?
Why does snow fall so mysteriously and lay,
Only to change and then melt?
Why do people enter our lives along the way,
Only to leave us when they knew how we felt?
I guess no one will really know why, but God above.
But we should be happy for all those creations
We had some time to know and to love.
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