For the lost too soon

I send this dream on the wings of angels

On notes clear and heartbeats strong touching

The hearts of distant ones tears of loss

Can we not rescue return the lost too soon

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This heart of mine runs shallow to deep

But it runs unflinching true through every depth

Not once shying from the pain its caused

Nor the joy its brought too few too few

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This song of mine meant for the voices in heaven

Knows humble notes and proud ones too

Knows happiness and the gut kick of pain

Knows the chorus of unblinking love loyal

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This dream of mine I send on the wings of angels

On notes clear and heartbeats strong touching

The hearts of distant ones tears of loss

Can we not rescue return the lost too soon

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In loving memory of DJR

Long gone away

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Whisper this day gently to me

Set my heart down in the quiet

Say nothing to the neighbors

They’re long gone away

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Let me rest my weary head

On your memory’s shoulder

Beethoven sooths us both

You’re long gone away

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My powered legs still striding

Hands cut the water churning

Memories way down deep

So many long gone away

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Loss knocking on my door again

Tells me love and truth’s not enough

Life keeps coming whispers

Another’s long gone away

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