The Spring

Once the streets were paved with gold
a precious world oh to behold
and from the dusty ground, 
you evoked the sound
caused flowers too unfold

When the summers turned to fall
you were with us through it all
a ring upon the bell
that echoed through the shell
of winter’s call

Now that you’re away
I feel you every day

Some days were hard to win
we never knew what fate would spin
you filled my cup with grace
and held a steady face
when the ice grew thin

When the branches began to crack
we knew there was no looking back
soon all our hopes and dreams
were tearing at the seams
light fading into black

You told us to let go
the current pulls  below
like sunlight on the snow
into the silent river you will flow
and we’ll find you in the water, I know

There was a time when I never
thought that you would leave my side
and through the shadows you would find the way
And even though you held on tight
I can see your fading light
is stronger now that you‘ve gone away

Tangled roots and history
shadows deep within the tree
shackles from the past
broken way at last
found peace eternally

When Azrael unfolds her wings
for you, a gateway to the spring
that bubbles from the ground,
once a fearful sound now
taught us words to sing

You told us to let go
the current pulls below
like sunlight on the snow
into the silent river you will flow
and we’ll find you in the water, I know

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