Life’s cruel nature and the fickle hand it deals
That the strongest amongst us are still left fragile
For one day to the next could ever be the last
No moment in between for granted as simple

As we say goodbye to those nature stole
Our own light dims as inner strength dissolves
What now we will miss that once wouldn’t fail
Changes forever how our own world revolves

Pained cries for those gone or now left behind
Echo forever in a souls hidden fear
As never can a hand relieve such a burden
Only help steady and try to be near

So for those we now miss or those whose tears fall
Our hearts swell in memory or beat when yours falter
Love for those gone shall be the strength for the next
And while never forgiving life’s cruel nature alters