A Memory

This morning was a beautiful start to any day. The sun shined from the mighty heavens above. The calm silence holding back tears as I drive with the funeral procession. Flashing car lights as the hurst strolls by the stopped motorists. The countless memories that will remain, just that.

Life was lived to the fullest. Just not the longest. I already miss your friendship, your laugh, you. The things we accomplished can never be undone. Halloween will never again be as fun.

Taps begins to flow across the headstones from the lone soldier beneath a mighty tree. The notes summon tears from the loved ones who stand still. We listen in awe of the precision that each note from the horn echoes a picture in our thoughts. Those memories are the only thing we have left.

Soon the skies above will begin to cry. A steady one that will build on the questions left at our feet. The heavy rains will await our exit from here and remind us it’s ok to cry. As we stand motionless to a flag folded and given in honor. Micheal. Today we say good-bye.


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