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Mar 2020
Archie it’s been a while since you passed
I still remember you making me laugh

So many tears from people at your wake
I had no idea you reached so many

When we were young we talked about drugs
Like little kids we bragged about what the other discovered

****** took you like a thief in the night
But on the outside your life appeared alright

I didn’t know your addiction got that far
I don’t want to know anymore
The pain is what I’m fleeing
The bad addiction I choose to ignore

You taught English in a college of study
But somewhere your own thinking got muddy
You were a good cousin and buddy
You were red and ruddy
Still thinking of you cousin
Jesse Thomas Devlin
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Jesse Thomas Devlin  40/M/USA
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