LEON RUSSELL GARRETT,
EIGHTY NINE YOU WOULD BE
April 11, 1932, you had a life and a family as a
A father, brothers of two, Alice and Barbara, all
How it must have been back in those days of childish
Running within the trees, simple games with friends
Of the day.
A boy scout, what were your thoughts and dreams of
High school and girls, when the fifties began, already
The Korean war.
You were such a young man, writing your thoughts upon
From out of Virginia, the Newport News and across
You had a life, a wife, and children, your spirit
Wanders Beyond this Earth,
Today you would be eighty nine years, Happy birthday! Dad,