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The Longest Night

Tags: love, loss, death

With winter comes a tragic sadness.

That day the onset of the night

followed shortest daytime light

as winter’s first sun set in a gray sky.

Then came blackness after fall.

Winter darkness covered all.

That night I held your hand and watched you die.

And so began the painful start

of winter for my damaged heart.

I shivered from the chill I felt inside.

My soul sank like that last day’s sun

because I knew our love was done.

I felt your fingers cool and then I cried.

Perhaps after some time has past

the daylight will not vanish fast.

I’ll smile again and feel the warmth of sun.

But now I simply sit and stare

and hope again to laugh or care

and pray one day the numbness will be gone.

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