Realms of words fade into the existing sky,
as memories paint the portrait of a lost face.
Time chooses to erase another golden smile,
while the soul is freed to enjoy heaven's embrace.
Mortal sorrows create the symphony of goodbye,
as they gather to reflect upon the deeds of a life.
The precious gift of tears is wrung from the heart,
after the wounds are formed from grief's knife.
Human lips struggle to release the sound
that frees the mind from its prison of shock.
Shrouds of sympathies give false comfort,
yet the pain of goodbye eases within time's clock.
The final goodbye lingers upon the wailing air,
haunting the earthly graves of dead ears.
Each life is scarred by goodbye's harsh lessons,
as the soul is molded by buckets of human tears.