Robert Braxton (Crystal River, Florida)

It was a time and place no one wanted to be.

No one knew if it would be you or me.
The loss of friends, I could have been a lost friend too.
Some said I’ll never love again, and as sad some said I deserve all the bad.
I missed the life I once had, missed the family, missed the friends all part of a
nightmare that seemed to never end.
People leaved, and people died, but the nightmare continued when I opened my eyes.
Everything felt like it was falling apart it broke my faith and my heart.
Every time I thought life couldn’t get worse another rode off in a hearse.
Couldn’t remember how to smile or have fun it’s true when they said only the good
died young.
(Written for and about the Aids crisis).