In Memoriam: Tyrell Donte Jones

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“He Loves Me”

by Tyrell D. Jones, 2015

A petal in a storm of tears
Each drop splashing upon it’s soft, pink surface.
The last petal to fall can make or break.
“He…he loves me not,” the boy says.

A petal in a storm of tears
Each drop exploding upon it’s soft, pink surface.
The last petal to fall can create change.
“Will…will he ever love me?” the boy wonders.

A petal in a storm of tears
Each drop landing on the lover’s face,
His partner holding the stem of a once beautiful rose.
The last petal to fall can be a wish that comes true.
“I have always loved you,” said the lover, embracing the boy.
“Hush now, I have always loved you.”

“We Can’t Lose”

by Tyrell D. Jones, 2014

We have our worst times,
But we also have our best.
We have our tough lives,
Constantly put to the test.
And it’s not always easy.
No it’s not always easy.

That’s why we come together
To take the stand.
That’s why we fight forever,
to lend our hand.
From the good to the bad,
Through the thick and thin,
Any challenge we have
We know we’ll win.
Oh, we can’t lose.
Oh, we can’t lose.

Day in and day out
We have problems we can’t bear.
We cry and we shout,
But in public we don’t care.
And it’s not always easy.
No it never is easy.

That’s why we help each other,
We cease to be a friend.
Like sister, like brother,
Our love knows no end.
From the good to the bad,
Through the thick and thin,
Any challenge we have
We know we’ll win.
Oh, we can’t lose.
Oh, we can’t lose.

People say,
Life isn’t a game.
But the reality is, it’s just a cruel one]
[One can try to survive the pain,
But in the end,
We need each other to win.

That’s why we’re always there,
To lift each other up.
We’ve made a decision:
We’ve all had enough
Of this game, of this strife –
We need a better life!
So we can’t afford to lose…
So we can’t afford to lose…
No, we can’t lose!
No, we won’t lose!