Sea of the Dead

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In the dim darkness

A vision

Quivering in the stillness

An unseen illusion

Wandering

As the strings strum lifelessly

In the silence it plays

Haunted notes lingering

Suffocated in the dead of night

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Alone you now lay

Tears wet upon your slumbering figure

A melody, I gently play

Holding to your hands of a thousand winters

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Your breath

No hue of pallor in the night cold

Your gaze

A glassy reflection of stars in misery

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Alone you now drift

Upon this grave of silence

I watch, and gently play

This song for your eternity

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This passage, frozen in time

Trapped, forever in stillness

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September 14, 2005