A rigorous course of medicine
Taught him that our bodies
Can ruin us.
It can take a healthy, able man
Turn him into ash
He met her on a rainy walk
Time flew, and they still talk
All these years it is all they’ve ever done.
Their lives tick by so very fast
Hoping that somehow this love will last
Yet neither were prepared for him to die.
She got angry at the entire world
As he faith in humanity unfurled
Yet never really reasoned the whole thing out.
A preacher told her once of fate
How you should never, ever, ever wait
Because life is precarious balance with death.
He explained to her how maybe next time
She could understand, without a rhyme
You don’t have time to sit around on your ass.
If you want something, you take it now
Fuck the parable about a cow
If you see someone you love, you let them know.
If you move in their house on the third date
It’s good, because you don’t have time to wait
If you want to spend any time at all with them.
Life doesn’t care how much you love
How much you pray to God above
All is taken from you when the time is right.
Now she is just an angry soul
Undeterred from her broken role
Nobody thought she would ever come to her senses.
Undefined within a rhyme
She found the courage, and the time
She finally went to church one winter day.
God spoke to her heart one afternoon
Told her love would come to her soon
But she had to believe he wanted what was best.
That winter day it was very cold
Her bones were feeling so very old
But across the room she saw these dark brown eyes.
Life doesn’t end when they die
But you have to believe that life is a lie
The only truth we have is in the ground.
When you see someone with a faithless soul
Remind them that their life is whole
Because they have a God that loves them as they are.