Caught off guard;
Shock held silent grip;
A few sniffles emerged;
Red cups in a fence with a bouquet
Spelling the words
For the first time
Teachers sobed openly in front
Of stunned students
Who didn't know whether or even how
To comfort those whom they thought were impenetrable
Until tragedy befell and left everyone at odds and ends.
Seniors stepped up first
With bittersweet memories
Of a man they knew
And loved four years;
Of a man with good humor
And passionate cheers;
Of a man they hoped would hand them
Paper keys to their future.
He wanted the day after
To proceed without an ounce of change
Yet he didn't realize
That nothing could ever be the same.
Letters written to his loved ones
Tear stained by grieving, touched souls
Trying to determine if they should
Stay strong for the sorrowful
Or let their own dams fail.
Gentle hush in every room
Tentatively pushed her home,
And on the way her heart stayed numb
Until she spotted a rival's note:
N & PV: United
Giving her the support
To let the tears flow.
Never will they forget Speziale;
A man of inspiration, will, and dedicatiin
To all who've met him
And will hear of his deeds
So long as PV stands.