Gone And Departed

Gone And Departed ballad

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Hearts shed people throughout life-
like broken angels crossing time-
in the form of lovers and loved ones.
Some wake you up after they’re gone-
others startle you as they depart.

Lovers depart like a fife-
cutting silence with great sublime-
leaving you feeling like a pawn-
left behind to defend some rampart.

Loved ones are gone in a rife-
of strife that renders you a rime-
left to slowly fill a caisson-
that was once a purple heart.

Hearts shed people throughout life-
to death and trials;what a paradigm!
Tears and hurt are bodkins-
that sever souls apart when drawn-
leading them to woe like a steady dart.

Both the gone and departed drive-
minds to see life as a grime-
but that’s just bitterness – a poison-
brewed swart and sharp to look smart.

You try not to fall for the fork of life-
and death but it burns like a lime-
only to give life a zing so paragon.
All have their allotted share of this tart.

Hearts shed people throughout life-
leaving them to surprise like a wartime-
ruse meant to capture prized rimes-
from harmony’s crown playing a carillon-
to success and love being torn apart.

Choice is a dance of faith and strife-
where dime and prime chime-
hurt and loss are the carrion
that make living truly an art!

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