The 17-year-old son of a workmate lost his battle with brain cancer 5/5/2013. He was a remarkable young man.

Looking at the loss of one so young
At the things he did for others he met
With all that he was fighting on his own
No thought of giving up did he ever get.

He fought this battle for several years
The treatments, surgery and recovery
Yet he thought of others worse than he
A gentleman as brave as any you’ll see.

Spare time was spent playing his guitar
In public for tips that he might then share
Donated to the hospital for others young
For anything they might need while there.

While one is never ready to accept the time
This was one special man who touched many
Of course there will be time for the grief
But of good memories there will be plenty.


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4 Responses to Cooper

  1. Borednicole says:

    😥 Heartbreaking and becoming way too common.

  2. sspjlife56 says:

    I am so sorry to hear. Cancer seems to now take younger and younger each year. hugs

  3. Phyllis Sears says:

    So sorry to read about your workmate’s son. Cooper sounds like he was an awesome young man. This poem was beautifully written as are many of your writings. Hugs

  4. People like this are a gift you’re lucky to have share in his life while he was here, I am so sorry for your loss

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