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There was a hollow feeling in my chest
Wearing my black boots and black dress,
Am I ready for this I ask myself
That I am not sure I must confess.
The aura around me is silent
The people I have known all my life,
Now no more than a stranger
No matter how much I try to recognize.
I watch my friends in a corner
Sitting all alone,
Their chest heaving with shallow breathing
And their faces made of stone.
There was a change of plan today
I was supposed to be on voyage,
Instead I am watching my loved
Gather their strength and courage.
I look towards my family
Missing their smiles and frowns,
Closing my eyes I welcome darkness
As they lower me six feet down.
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