A body lies in total stillness
devoid of spirit, emptiness reigns
not an ember of thoughts remains
that could ignite a tingling message
to love ones who came to mourn.

Tear of loss dominates the moment
flashes of the past tickle the minds
of those who had spent him company
to the dead whose existence is now lost
but whose good memories will be kept.

Grief dominates the hearts
for those who miss the decease
who once shared joy and inspiration
may not a perfect being but a friend
who can be present to bring consolation.

To mourn for a dead friend
is a moment to say thank you
for the past that you were with him
for sharing life's ventures bad and good
true friends will come to mourn for your too.

by Marvin Brato Sr

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