Some day’s a wake; we reminisce.
So much at stake; to love like this.
Our sadness climbs; relentlessly.
From joyful times; oh, family tree.
A photograph; of rings gone by.
A tortured laugh; as we ask why.
The dinner’s set; an empty chair.
Our tears though wet; cannot repair.
This fucking life; it seems so wrong.
Where dirge is rite; and love the song.
If one could take such pain away.
Though hearts will break, we choose to stay.
In pain right now; intensely felt.
To honor bow; we tensely knelt.
Today our grief must own the day.
As fallen leaf returns to clay.
The one who leaves, knows only joy.
To love we cleave; learned as a boy.
Yea, one who’s gone knows perfect peace.
Who’s heart beats on; let love increase.
Whose heart beats on, let love increase.