We've known each other now for years,
So today the news I heard brought tears.
I thought that I was prepared for the day,
That I'd hear you had passed away.
I guess it's just something you can't prepare for
It just made the tears come more and more.
The moment I was told was all a blur,
It's so sad this had to occur.
It came so quick, everyone was shocked,
In my mind the memories locked.
The memories of you, flashed in our minds,
And the sadness of those you'd left behind.
That big smile you always displayed,
That never for an instant seemed to fade.
Another thing that stayed in my head,
Is the laughter, cheer and joy that you spread.
All the students were sad, the teachers were too,
When we thought back to what you'd been put through.
You were in a lot pain,
So in this world, you just could not remain.
It's so terrible you had to leave,
Your absence makes all of grieve.
Our eyes instantly filled up with tears,
As we remembered the passed years.
A visit from us is long overdue,
But we have to wait till our time is through.
Until that time, a prayer or two,
Everyday I'll say for you.
We love you Sammy, we always will,
The memories will stay with us still.