Published: Feb 2009
A Sad Day
A woman sobs loudly, mourning her husband.
One last chance to tell him all she wants,
she just stands and stares, with her tears falling.
A bugle begins to play the dreadful "Taps".
She stays still, not sure what happens next.
A flag is presented to the grieving widow;
she grasps it and holds it close to her heart.
A man tries to tell of this man that she loved;
he doesn't know enough to properly convey,
the way that this man touched everyone's life.
The laughter and joy he brought to all that he met.
The ritual is over and she falls to her knees;
she can never leave him all alone in the breeze.
She tries to rise but is too weak to stand,
she'll need a band of angels to help her through.
Three women, stoic and silent, appear at her side,
they wrap their arms around and hold her near.
They help her up and as they begin to walk,
she thinks, goodbye my love, you're finally home.