As long as I walk upon this Earth,
And perhaps even beyond that,
I will remember what it was like
The day we put Robert’s body in the ground.
How sorrowful we were,
Each of us crying and weeping,
Even though Robert had asked
That we not cry at his grave.
For the first time in years,
We were all together again.
Each one of our separate lives
Meeting at a single point again
Where Robert’s life would end
On the small plot of land, this deep, dark hole.
We tried to console each other,
But all we could think of was Robert.
He was taken from us early,
So much in the prime of life.
His entire life was before him,
Cut short by a child with a gun.
So senseless it seems
That someone with a future so bright,
And a mind that could give the world
So so much
Would be taken away from the Earth
And journey onward to the beyond.
Forever will I remember
The night Robert was taken away,
For it changed each one of our lives;
Took a wonder away from the world
And took the innocence of life
Away from us all.
In Loving Memory Of Robert Sapinoso