First Meetings

A JD poem

Brown eyes wide, sheer amazement shining clear

Excited beyond belief or comprehension

He grabbed his things and leapt out into life

Expecting instant acceptance.

Sheer, desperate determination steadying his spine

He refuses to abandon hope or intention

Following, refusing to be left behind

Weapons read, he seeks a single chance.

Innocent soul looses its purity under fire

Pain etches a soul deep as another steps forward

Taking a his ignorance unleashed

As his newfound brother falls, his soul screams.

Brown eyes, a little wise, still full of life

Excited as together they travel ever onward

Healing brother at his side and guardians around them

Acceptance earned unexpectedly.