the fear of our loved ones leaving before we're ready

The rain beats an even tempo
Upon the rusted old tin roof
A lone stallion's cry
Echoes on the wind

All oblivious to the tragedy
Inside the run down house
Its occupents gripped in fear
As their world falls down around them

She clutches his head
To her breast
As he struggles against
The pain gripping his chest

Together they've been
For sixty years
Living their life in bliss
Never been apart

The fear now evident in their eyes
As with each breath
His spirit seems to depart
Even as he struggles for life

His whispered words of love
Reach her ears
As the light fades
From his eyes

The tears stream recklessly
Down her cheeks
And pool at her feet
Her spirit broken as her lover departs

The End

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