Losing a Loved One
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When life began You were already there Forever my friend Was unable to see The unknown end One day I left But didn’t know separation I didn’t second-guess
I must thank you Years of family memories Frozen, standstill, captured, timeless. And we shall know your absense By the lost years In our photo albums.
The pain of death never goes away it stays and rots and sings all day because it cannot do anything but stay until it lets itself be felt by anyone in its way
The music will play and they will call me up front I'll exit my seat and wobble and shake my way The pictures will flash on the screen And I'll search the families for mine I'll hear them before I see them
I've seen grief in the form of quiet tears in the dark of night. I've seen grief in the form of checkered pillows to muffle the screams. I've seen grief in the form of cigarette smoke puffing in from the garage.
There’s never a day you don’t cross my mind. As small as a word, to a memory relinked. It’s only been a few years but I swear,
As i watch you breathing I look deep into your eyes I try to read your face For clues of any feeling Pain or peace I know your body is tired
I remember it like it was yesterday A chilly winter afternoon, I rushed home after school, Only to find something I didn't wanna see I remember it like it was yesterday, the ambulance outside my house
All persons must go their own ways, All people must do their own thing. For we can not predict or hope, To follow the path of the winds. They will twist and turn you inside out, Like the tides of the Tempest's sea.
Your memory is within me, And so it always will be. I remember now that you're free, From the pain of mortality. In my mind I see your eyes, As blue as the endless sky.
Oh why did you ever leave me? In the middle of this special relationship, a special bond which grew? Every smile, every laugh, every moment we have shared is now ancient history. Will I ever see you again?
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