Lost lives

As it is known, life is too short.
It should be enjoyed for what it is,
How it is, without regrets.
Witnessing the death of someone dear
Can change the perspective of a tear.
It can alter the way of looking at life,
Emend the manner of living.
Eventually the sad emotions fade
As we move on with our lives,
But there is always a reminder
Of a part of us missing.
As decades pass, lives are lost.
Those lives are left as memories,
Remembered by their glories.