A Sailor's Farewell

While the whole world remains silent,

an ageless man plays proudly.

Mourning souls gather together,

when seven load their rifles.

 

An ageless man plays proudly,

where a silent widow weeps.

When seven load their rifles,

a fearless sailor being laid to rest.

 

Where a silent widow weeps,

seven thunderous shots shatter hearts.

A fearless sailor being laid to rest.

Emotions erupt, another wave bores deep in our chest.

 

Seven thunderous shots shatter hearts,

where unhealable wounds bleed.

Emotions erupt, another wave bores deep in our chest.

Heaviest of all, the final shots wither into the distance.

 

Where unhealable wounds bleed.

Standing alone, a folded flag clutches to a broken heart.

Heaviest of all, the final shots wither into the distance.

While the whole world remained silent.

 

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