Monday, May 2, 2011

Death is Only Part of Life

Death is only part of life.
I know this
So how can it shock me

We were all here just a minute ago
Complete, the circle of my family

Time was counting down our bliss
Death is only a part of life
We know this

The black cloud on the horizon
Didn’t come in the order presumed
It struck around - a chaotic tornado, ripping away our young

The old were ready, the adults resigned
The children, they were our protected
Death was to meet with us first - our song had been sung
His song
Was on the tip of his tongue

Death is only a part of life.
Why did I believe it would care of our strife
When great waves wash away a great many more
Then earthquakes, floods and war

Still
The children should be last
A selfish plea to the universe
Take us all as I know you must
But leave our children behind us

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