To Live: A memorial

We, Who Stay Behind


Time gently slips by

and the ones we love soon go

never to embark

upon life’s undeterred path

continuing on

into realms unknown, unseen

leaving us behind

holding our shared memories

grieving the loss of their light


Looking back on times

the good, the bad, and the great

endowing life with grace

and spreading hopeful love too

wanting to embrace

life’s dearly departed love

just one more time now

replaying their images

over and over again


Moving on with life

picking up all the pieces

and cleaning up death

in short to sum up a life

well lived with honor

distills honor within us

living by their acts

sets the example we need

we, who stay behind to live


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