Broken Serenade (repost)

Starting from the ending
A long and drawn out farewell
Not to say goodbye just another way to tell

What words to console
Finding closure for my heart
When grieving is like an open wound
Time does its best to mend us
As blood ferments on the skin

It's not so potent as the first incision
But pain accompanies the joys intoxication
Beneath every smile is an unspoken tear
And all I can say is that I wish you were here

Did it take tragedy to unite us?
Derailing all that gets in the way
Loss makes night of even the most beautiful day
As I meander down these feelings
Speaking what I'm not supposed to say
I know that you're still alive somewhere
But I still miss you anyway

Waiting for honesty to calibrate to truth
When feelings are based in perceptions of a blind reality
As faith goes to war with my eyes for my mentality

Confidence greets profession
Reinforce my hope in something more
Are we living or dying in the moment?
Longing for what promise the future has in store

A thought in my mind and a question
Reminiscent of my pondering point of view
Did you know that we would be gathering on this day?
To both celebrate and weep for the bittersweet memory of you

When our lives have been perfumed
And you were the source of the scent
Every photograph reminds me
Of your presence that is absent

What is life but a game of waiting?
With every breath we are suffocating
Learning to dream beyond what we can imagine
Our colors captive to the limited hue
There is not enough pigment in these words
To illustrate the kaleidoscope of you

Oh, but to think what are we but your legacy?
And do we reflect it well enough to be your own
When every moment makes us who we are
And you are the serenade of a place I can call home...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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For mom (47)
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