Off into a feeling of being perplexed for no apparent reason.
I began to write;

If LyFe was a Desert
I would be sinking in sand
If LyFe was an ocean
It would be full of my tears -

The phone rang and my nephew RJ said Hey Unc are U sitting down.  My mental reserve left and I was bracing myself for what he was about to say.

He Told me my son was taken from us that morning. July 26th, 2017.  He had been stabbed to death. I immediately lost it; as I cried a river of tears.  Heart distorted hyperventilating trying to make it somewhere I could get out all my anguish.  Massive text go out to all of those closest to me and my son.  Barely able to function I got to those who truly were distended to be near.

With all that we get; I hope I can say this so someone can get understanding.

Kind words make it possible to get through the initial shock, and even now as it really has not gotten any better.  Yet with the belief of the God of All Things I spoke to the universe a silent prayer.
It was no need to tell him about my pain cause it is in my heart and that’s where he knows me best.  Voices started increasing around me to cremate my son its cheaper.  “U know most people cremate their people when they don't have insurance.”  That was so painful to think that since my son had been taken from us by another person that he was supposed to become burnt up ash?

Casey was in the beginning of a fresh start.  He gave people laughter and he showed his truly unique loyalty to those he trusted. He travelled across the city as a church vocalist.  Rendering his improv with charisma and his heart was in it.  He loved to cook and made many post of Facebook.

He was different but for what it is worth; who isn’t?  The beauty of creation is we all have the right to be who we are without judgement or prejudice. 
Reading articles that made comments I questioned how did this happen?

Now as far as the request I am making; Those who would help me to afford this situation of funeral, burial and repass know it would be a great blessing. Those of U that do not; I still wish blessings to U if there ever comes a time U need help!

I seriously would not bother anyone if I could afford this by myself, but the reason I don’t want my son cremated is because his mother passed away a few years ago and want my son to lay n rest next to her.

If anyone gives from your heart may U be blessed a hundred-fold.   If I must pay U back please give me some time and I will give U your money back.
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TC Gregory 
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