All that time I wanted to believe
I was more than just a dream
Life just slipped me by
Waiting for me to die

Questions unanswered so much left unsaid
To my family and friends I’m simply dead
I found no way to tell them the things I couldn’t say
Now they cry on earth turned in loving memory

Like the heartache that blew up my brain
My train of thought derailed into disdain
They thought they knew me, how could I explain?
Try me again please let me try again

I waited for the longest time
Or the longest it seemed
Everything just flew me by
I was always out of time
Being alive was waking in a dream

Those days were so confusing
It all blurred in a haze
Like some drug induced mental state
My pulse stunned I’m not here in this place
I’m lost in a daze

The darkness closed fast
I didn’t realize it would end like that
21 paces as the head faces an epitaph
My name so short on stone “Daphne Sarran”
12 letters too few to hold a lifetime and
No middle name to lengthen the span

Tunnel sky, stars shrinking my last breath releasing
Expiring this mortal coil
The old groundskeeper now sweeping the fallen blossoms
By my resting soil
All I feel is a sadness so deep it seeps out of my veins
All I feel is a sorrow so vast it has no name
Into the great mother earth it bleeds and wails
Try me again please let me try again

My family comes to visit every November second
The name on the headstone their homing beacon
And the old groundskeeper still sweeping
So many times he has seen them weeping
He tells them gently to think of me just sleeping
As he walks away he shakes his head softly
“12 letters too few to hold a lifetime and
No middle name to lengthen the span…”

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