Final Encounter

Into the dark, shadowed stairway

Final Encounter

Into the dark, shadowed stairway
Into the dimness below
Beyond all light, all home
All being must now forego...

Entwine once more extended limbs
Caress exhausted body with tenderness
Condemn me not for the past
Guide me gentle, obscure nothingness...

Warm me in cold winter chill
Comfort always springtime breeze
Not heat nor cold shall penetrate
Soft crushed velvet scented leaves...

Pray watch o'er me, Madame Terra
As they lay me for this final rest
Slumber silent concealed havel
Thus bestow my last request...


brg
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