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.
Copyright © Henrique Oliveira | Year Posted 2018
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