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Twenty Years Young by Gary R. Ferris
Today you went to sleep,

And all pain slipped away,

You left all you ever knew,

And journeyed out today.
I wonder what was on your mind,

As you left us behind tonight;

Was there peace and joy,

Or were you filled with fright.
It seems so unfair to me,

That you left this world so soon;

No chance to fulfill your dreams,

Or howl at the moon.
I think of those you left behind,

And the pain that they are in.

The confusion that must fill their mind,

Praying that you would win.

I asked the Lord to comfort me,

His will is hard to know.

I believe He has a special way,

Of letting people go.
It is hard to imagine,

Or begin to understand;

Why you were taken,

When you barely learned to stand.
I know you’re in glory now,

Much better off your are.

But you will be missed,

For you are a shining star.
Twenty years young you were,

Twenty years you are;

In twenty years you went home,

Home is where you are.

Written 02-3-04
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