I think I finally understand,
The cycle of life is a short one,
There are joys and sorrows,
And we leave when what's done is done.
At the dawn of day,
We while the time away,
With the foolish things we say,
And the childish games we play.
We fight and we argue,
We hate and we offend,
But even amidst the chaos,
We fall in love and we come to love.
But when the time has come for dusk,
We remove our two ivory tusks,
Our armaments of brusque,
And we leave behind our husk.
And just as life passes us by discreetly,
So does death embrace us oh so sweetly.
A bright beginning and a lovely end,
One we must peacefully accept as a friend.
We inhale the wind that is life,
And we exhale the air that is death,
We let go of each and every strife,
As we release our last breath.
And when the last instant has come to us,
We experience our final moment of perfect bliss.
I, too, have experienced falling in love,
And though I may not spend my life with you,
I am certain of only a single fact,
That I wish you to be my last caress.
Inspired by the Misfits' song Last Caress, in case you didn't catch it.