just a link to an old friend

Jeremy Raikes. This is how he starts a tribute to the little friend he describes as the “quintessential” boy:

“Now he can be laid to rest,
this boy who bore with life so brief,
and left the world to be impressed
by more than sorrow’s stifling grief.”

Jeremy also wrote:

I’ll always roll a seven,
Choosing heaven ‘stead of hell.
I am the watchman,
And the watchman cries, “All’s well.”