"The Day My Friend Went Away," Yolanda Nieves, Sixth Grade, PS/MS 105Q

I cried my way through school that day,

The day my friend went away,

He was my role model and nothing ever made him cry,

He was a soldier that fought for his state and family,

As he boarded the plane and I waved goodbye…

A tear leaked out of his eye,

He would be gone for so long,

He was so very young,

He said this is something he had to do to go out and protect me and you,

As he ensures our freedom at home,

I am praying for him,

A United States Marine that has more pride in him than you could ever dream!