Sun Down
Today stood still for she who mourns,
In friendship we feel pain,
Though rising sun was bright and gold,
No tears were shed in shame.
Swift, short breeze blew a lifespan past,
Brief prayers of nervous doubt,
Is life enriched by such farewells
To carry on without?
Now shadows cold, and feelings numb,
Like falling trees around,
Let nature close the clasp of grief,
Move fast to solid ground.
Turn now, away from dying pains
Draw fast to love alive,
This strength will give you greater cause,
This loss you will survive.
One manís dawn in anotherís dusk,
Each day the sun goes down,
Rise up strong for the morning sun,
Share living warmth around.
©Philip Holden

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