We Were Young

cemetery

We were young once
Vibrant
Violent
Vitality
Beyond the touch of fate
Dragons to be slain
Halls of fame
And legends to claim
But now the pain
Is all I’ve got
Sheets of rain
On a marked soul
Struggling to explain
Why it had to end this way
Why
Why
why
And the echoes go ever, ever on
Never to be answered
Only shouted back
Plastered
Leaves tattered
And dying on a shadowed road
Somewhere in the mountains that you loved so much.
-ijs

*author’s note: 14 years ago, I lost one of my best friends.
Justin, I’ll always miss you. You brought gravity and stillness to those around you, your quiet reflection always pointing to the One who made this beautiful, wild world you loved so much–a world that’s darker without you.

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