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Calvary: Part II

“O dear friend, the wonders that we have seen! Departing this world has taught us to live With what little light the nighttime might give; In the dark we remain unageing and keen. Deep in the cold ground, there’s no use for love, So fear of its loss we leave to the living; Dying has made us quite unforgiving Of the awe we once felt of heaven above. In this dank, heathen pit, we’re our own gods; We pray to ourselves, day in and day out, To keep from our hearts all shadow of doubt That heaven’s the realm of perpetual frauds. March on, O friend, so that you too may find An early end to your bleak beginning; Resting in peace, we’ll dream you are winning The endgame we know plays out in your mind.” With a silent goodbye, I press ahead; My friends will continue to dwell in the past, To live in the dark, where no shadow is cast; Once we feared night, now it's light that we dread.

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