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The World Needs More Walters

You will never see your sixteenth

and all because your sister's ex was mad she was dating again

enough to kill you because you got in his way

and kidnap her after choking her into submission.

You will never kiss your girlfriend again

and I know many say you were too young to understand love

that you both were too young to know it,

but I hear her sister speak of you two, and I know it to be true.

You will never dance together at prom,

or even homecoming

and all because of your kind nature

and your courageous heart

and your fast-acting brain.

You will never ask for the keys to your parents' car,

and all because of one guy

One guy who decided you were disposable.

This one guy who was 19 when you were 13

19 when your sister was 16

is getting only twenty years for his crime

of first-degree murder and 

first-degree burglary with a deadly weapon.

Does that seem fair to you Walter?

You with your kind nature

and your brave heart

and your giving, never judging thoughts.

You who never judged a book by its cover,

who loved with all your heart

who lived your life, believing with everything

that it was what you made it and

that you should be who you want to be.

This world needs more Walters...

don't you think so too?

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