Dedicated to Stephen Lovell who was murdered two years ago today by Jason Bryan Holt on May 23, 2013.

Goodbye Stephen

You were a great person and a great pharmacist.'
You were killed in cold blood and you will be missed.
You were murdered because of some Oxycontin.
You're dead but you won't be forgotten.
It's sad to know that you won't be coming back.
Your life was taken away by a sick maniac.
Being killed because of some pills was evil and low.
Many people loved you and we all hated to see you go.
Now your family and friends are forced to say goodbye.
I really liked your pharmacy and you were a nice guy.

Poetry by Randy Johnson
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Written on 2015-05-23 at 15:33

Tags Death  Dedication  Loss 

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
How sad. Oxycontin is a huge problem nowadays. Nice work.

There's something to be said about using simplistic rhymes and everyday vocabulary. In this case it helps bring reality to a situation that others might not necessarily relate to, and for that I applaud your piece.

Also, I think it helps set a small-town/rural setting without even mentioning anything about the whereabouts.