Everybody is dressed in black and there is mourning everywhere
You stumble as you walk for your tears make your vision impaired

You attempt to to fight the burning tears but you know that you can’t
As you approach the desolate casket it is hard for you not to pant

Your body violently shudders as you take in what lies there
It is your wife for the last seven years- her name is Claire

Suddenly you’re not at the funeral and you’re back at your place
You roll your eyes as Claire sighs and angrily begins to pace

This is the third year straight that you’ve forgotten the anniversary
and now she is ranting about how you are doing it purposely

you start to lose focus because you don’t think it’s a colossal crime
you reassure yourself as she drones that there is always a next time

That was the last time you ever saw those gorgeous hazel eyes
for that very night she was hit by a drunk driver and died

You’re back at the funeral and thinking of all the things you didn’t do
you never cuddled with her, you never sang to her, you never said i love you

you feel your skull begin to split for your agony is so great
you’ve held your tears too long and they can no longer wait

you are in the midst of a great space with nobody else around
and you scream forever a scream that emits hair-raising sound

you awake in a cold sweat and you spin around to view Claire
you are relieved to see her angelic body still lying there

As you’re breathing normalizes you take an everlasting vow
you promise to always appreciate her and cherish the here and now


Avery  Sharpe

Acworth, United States

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Artist's Description

I wrote this hopefully as a reminder that everyday is not promised to us. We need to cherish every moment we have with our loved ones, and always view fellowship with anyone a privilege rather than a commonplace. God bless.

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