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An Unforgettable Life

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Of what decay of decline must a man climb

For his honor to define such a loss of grace

Other sons felt heat from devastating defeat

Frozen forever erasing their battlement retreat

Annealed on the battlefield his back to the sun

Legs carrying him past the honorable ones

In prayers without answers he is overcome

Losing his shine in a frighten moment of time

Who can so assuredly judge a man’s bravery?

But through one’s own marrow and spine!

His fear had overwhelmed his mirror

Thoughts of love ones home on their shelves

An unforgettable life that suited him so well  

But to go home now surely they’d all be dead

As boxes of pine align brave words being said

And burnt down suns of younger days

The dark leans on leaves on younger graves

If only he’d surrendered to the glorious pine

Or like his father’s watch he could rewind

Erasing the color of his battlefield spine

Now his longest life begins each day

On knee under moon he begs to pray

For forgiveness and courage  

To return to that day

Is there anyway

He can ever say…I’m sorry?

Under the blue moon silhouette

There lies no sun, no shine

Just an unforgettable memory

Encased in the sorrow of time

He’s learned that dying may not be the worst death!


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