His love for life
     showed on his face
His car, his girl
     they both had their place

Such a young man
     his eyes filled with joy
His mom and dad
     loved their only boy

He had a future
     a promising life
The girl that he loved
     would one day be his wife

That fateful night
     would take him away
For in this life
     he could never stay

They shot him down
     not knowing his name
And his parents now grieve
     saying they were to blame

Forever they will be
     looking for answers, questioning why
Cut down at the age of seventeen
     from a senseless drive by

                                               Janet Willis