Received the following web response at 01/13/01 10:19:46 AM:
Q1: What is your Name?
A1: Melissa Ray
Q2: What is your Email Address?
Q3: Who do you want the poem written for ?
Q4: Why do you want the poem written ?
A4: Gary was recently killed in a one person car accident. He was so young, 22. I am a friend of his and I would like this poem written for his family. They are very devastated and I would like to do this for them to remember their son, Gary. He was the kindest person ever. He would do anything for anyone.
Q5: What are the key messages you would like the poem to send ?
A5: I would like everyone to remember how kind and caring Gary was. He was liked by everyone. I want this poem to cheer his parents up. I want it to remind them how wonderful their son was and how much he was loved by everyone.
Q6: Do you have any funny, sad, happy, embarrassing or otherwise memorable moments that you would like to share ?
Q7: Do you have any other comments or thoughts ?
Q8: What style of poem would you prefer ? (Happy, sad, romantic etc.)
A8: a rememberance poem. not sad
Q9: Which charity would you like your donation made to ?
Q10: Choose either the economy, standard, unique, deluxe or combo package.
Some things in life,
are rotten and just unfair,
some people get a good run,
others just don't get their share.
Life doesn't last forever,
sometimes its cut way too short,
try adding up the logic,
and at times it'll come to nought.
You would do anything for anyone,
you would have given them the shirt off your back,
you were kind, generous and caring,
they were qualities that you never lacked.
And some people live their life,
and they get their three scores and ten,
but some don't get to leave their mark,
and others die lonely old men.
But you will always be remembered,
I'm sorry that you were cut in your prime,
there can be no other explanation,
other than it was simply your time.
And everything for a reason,
even though it's not that clear,
but your spirit is with us,
you will always be near.
And so life must go on,
just like it has done before,
just know you'll always be with us,
yesterday, now and for evermore.
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2001
Melissa kindly replied:
I think the poem is wonderful. I do not mind if you publish it on your web page. You do not have to change the names. I think I want to go with the plain background and you can autograph it. I would also love to have the original handwritten draft. Thank you so much. Let me know what the next step is. Thank you so much! Gary's parents will love it.
Copyright Allen Jesson :) 2000