A FAREWELL: I was so close to John Graniello, not even words can explain how much I love and miss him. I was just with him on Friday at McDonalds. We had an argument two weeks ago and he gave me a cupcake he baked for me in his foods class.
After I left McDonalds to go home, John and I were texting. Then I woke up to a lot of missed calls ‘n text messages on Saturday morning that he died.
I had lunch with John every day. He would call me sometimes saying, “Where you at? I’m in the parking lot waiting for you.”
He always walked me to my 8th period class, or I would walk him sometimes.
My favorite memory with him was 3 weeks ago, when we went to the Fort Lee Madonna carnival together and we went on the rides. He kept smiling at me ‘n held my hand.
I’m heartbroken, hurt, destroyed, weak, lost in my own shadows. I wish I could see him again just once to tell him how much I love him and I cherish all the moments we had together.
The only thing I have left of him is his blue sweater that he gave to me months ago. I will keep it until the day I die.
He didn’t deserve to die this way. He was way too young. Not my John.
I love you, John,
Joe-lle Blair, 15, is a sophomore at Fort Lee High School.