In Memoriam

In Memoriam

A Poem by Laz K.

On the tragic loss of a family member

These were wintry, gray, 
Melancholic summer days 
Death glided along easy, 
Dancing on happy feet 

We sat speechless, grasping 
At the straws of faith, hoping 
That this bitter, unpalatable 
Diet of sorrow and suffering 

Will leave a sweet, soothing 
Aftertaste of understanding 
On our trembling lips, and 
In our broken, empty hearts 

If only death were but a word 
Without blood or body bags 
If only death could be the end 
Of all thought, of all pain - of all 

But, oh, he’s too kind and generous! 
In place of a life he leaves a world 
Of sorrow to have and to hold, and to 
Call out our name in the night 

And hearts keep beating, and 
Lungs keep breathing, and 
A million suns will rise, but nothing will 
Ease our pain, or soften our cries

There are no words to be spoken 
What was whole is now broken, 
Time has stopped, life has gone 
We move, we walk, but can’t go on 

We can’t go on…

© 2019 Laz K.

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Holy balls that was awesome! Did you write that?? That's crazy good!

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Laz K.

3 Months Ago

Thanks! :)

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Added on September 3, 2019
Last Updated on September 3, 2019
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Laz K.
Laz K.


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