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Happy 49th Birthday

Happy 49th Birthday

If John hadn't died because of drugs, he would've turned forty-nine today.
If John hadn't died, his fiftieth birthday would've been just one year away.
The paramedics had planned to perform CPR but they saw it was something John didn't need.
They quickly learned that performing CPR would've done him no good so they did not proceed.
Sadly, John had died and he went to be with the Lord.
His arm was sticking upward, he was as stiff as a board.
I learned about the circumstances of his death from the people who he lived with.
John had done me wrong before he died and the time has come for me to forgive.
I had to threaten him with legal action because he'd been coming in my house and swiping some of my medicine.
I informed him that i'd have him arrested if he came on my property again.
Because of taking drugs, those drugs turned out to be John's noose.
Sadly, he was destined to die because of his many years of drug use.

[Dedicated to John Brown (1970-2019) who died on June 3, 2019.]
 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Randy.  That is so sad.  People who have a drug addiction will lie, beg, steal, and do crazy things to get a hold of drugs.  That is just such a tragedy.  They are not themselves and say and do things that make them seem crazy.  I am sorry for this all around terrible situation.  It is too bad that a friend or family member couldn't get him help and turned around.  xo ;)   

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