How Do They Go On

December 5, 2009
By uhlisuhf SILVER, Marlton, New Jersey
uhlisuhf SILVER, Marlton, New Jersey
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Lifeless, a body floating up
To sing amongst the doves
Doors have opened, lights have shown them in
So now why do we grieve,
To memories, it’s hard to conceive
Spirits have risen
All will begin
Just for them

But here on this dirt,
Life will Stall
Like a portrait hanging on a wall
Expression never moves, never changes
Frozen into time

How do they go on
Living life like a song
Struggling through the bridges before us
But keep coming back to that comforting chorus
How does life catch up
To their world’s run so amok
And they always seek light of day
When they start to lose sight

The author's comments:
I wrote this after a friend of mine lost his dad during high school. I was amazed at how, despite what we'd want, time does not stop for death, it keeps going and forces you to keep going along with it. It was one of the first times i observed loss, and I couldn't imagine being in their shoes. I respected his family and the strength they've had through the loss.

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