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I have seen the fading light
From sad dying eyes
Wiped away stinging tears
Of the last mortal cries

I held her softly in my arms
As she let out her final breath
I never knew her life was troubled
I hoped she found peace in death

I thought back to all those smiles
And wondered how many were fake
How often she wore a happy mask
Just for everyone else’s sake

There was so much I didn’t know
She told me everything in a final note
I had no idea how much we shared
I’d been through everything she wrote

Her last breath I’ll remember always
She whispered softly my name
And I felt everything completely shift
Since then nothing has been the same