|Always in our hearts...|
Travis Wallingford was a classmate who died just before prom during our Junior year of high school. His birthday would have been April 12th, if memory serves, and the anniversary of his death is April 29th. With the prompt falling between the two, it just felt appropriate to write an elegy for him. For those of you who don't know, an elegy is, simply put, a poem for the dead. In this poem, I mourn a lost opportunity as well as a life ended too soon.
Another poem I wrote about Travis, Stolen, appears in my collection of poetry, Memory in Silhouette: Poems.
So this one is for Travis but also for his family, our schoolmates, and our hometown...
Maybe I didn’t know it, at least not then