Resting Place


Born in the morn,
Asleep now, we mourn,
Condolences are in order,
Another life is lost today,
Lost into a resting place,
Tears drop with ease,
From distorted faces portraying anguish,
The death of a loved one.

An angel came with a cold kiss in the night,
Now your soul is no more,
But your body remains with us,
Pale with a little smile written across your face,
Still there is a hollowness in your eyes,
As they shut for eternity and more.

Wails come from around you, 
Like a volcanic eruption, there is commotion,
Disbelief; surely you can’t have left so soon,
There are so many things I wish to tell,
But do you hear our cry?
You probably speak a different tone now,
Gone to the constellations,
You shine bright with the stars at night,
Lost souls spread across the horizon,
Let me know you reside with them.

Life dangles from strings of thread,
Yours has fallen into bliss,
Freed you from this great depression,
And now you’re one with your maker,
In a place where pain doesn’t exist,
I know because you told me in your sleep,
The peaceful glance around just before you left.

That’s what you are; tired from the hustle and bustle of life,
But someday we shall meet in the skies above,
Just beyond where astronauts venture,
And since you’ve decided to leave so soon,
Save me a spot close to you.

For in that hour,
We shall speak languages alike,
Cupped in a warm embrace,
For now, watch over us,
Make your presence felt; as our emotions exude discomfort,
Our thoughts remain with you,
Your legacy stays engraved in our hearts.

-Smyekh David-West.


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