William McGeeMommy got me ready to go play with William McGeeWe'd been best friends since we met at the tree.I couldn't wait to get there and have funThere wasn't a cloud in the sky to shade the sun.After a long car ride, we finally got thereI must've missed the best part, since he was already half bare.We laughed at the birds and laughed at the bugsI even paid him a button to eat a big slug!Then it was time to play with his red ballOur mommies hoped it would make our energy fall.We kicked that ball back and forth for about an hourWe honestly had too much energy and power.Then I kicked it so hard that it went in the streetBut William McGee didn't care if he went out in bare feet.I learned that day that you should not throw your ball too farFor you see, my best friend got hit by a car!Thirteen years later, I stand at his graveI hold my chin high so he knows I grew up brave.The stone shall always read: "Here Lies William McGee"August 1, 1990 to August 1, 1993.
Ms. DeloiseI finally did it, Ms. DeloiseWhen Daddy hit Mommy, I fell to my knees.I looked at Daddy straight in the eyeThen I questioned, "Oh Daddy, why?"Please Ms. Deloise, it's really not your faultWhen I said "STOP!" he came to a hault.But then he started giving me his "Mommy Stare"The last thing I remember, he hit my face on the chair.I'm so glad that the neighbors heard all of the clatterThey called the cops to see what was the matter.Unlucky for me, the police were too lateMs. Deloise, you just couldn't know my fate!So please be proud of me, Ms. DeloiseMy mommy is now safe, because I fell to my knees.