A Year Ago Today

Life as you knew it
Came to a screeching halt
On August 5th, a year ago today.

Your life as you knew it,
Which was life at all,
Ended a year ago today.

I squeezed your hand
And said good bye
In that hospital room, a year ago today.

I wrote a poem in your honor
And loved you more than ever
When I realized it was over, a year ago today.

You left a sea of broken faces
Crying broken tears
Because of the events, a year ago today.

So as we bow our heads and pray
We think of you
And remember what happened, a year ago today.