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Memorial to Matt James

Sam Deery-Schmitt | Wednesday, April 7, 2010

To Matt James
Love,
Notre Dame

80,000 fans cheering in delight.
Highlight reels. Our field.
He woulda been a friend to all, if only
for that fall.
We can’t know how you feel, to have
your son fall
away just like that, in no time flat.

But here at Notre Dame, we feel your
pain.
We wish everything was still the
same.
We wish we could watch your son
play the game.
We wish we could watch him rise to
fame.
Instead he rose high to heaven.

High above the 7/11s,
High above Memorial,
High above South Bend,
This morning, and every morning, our
friend that never
was watches over our mourning
town.
His memorial. He’s one of us.

He’ll be with us each game,
we’ll remember his name.
Matt James:
We never knew you.
But we’ll never forget you.

Memorial to Matt James

Sam Deery-Schmitt
freshman
Morrissey Hall
April 3