Day 15–All

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When the sun sets
when the curtain falls
at the end of the day
what’s left is all.

All the things we used to know
all the things we’ve learned
and we see the sun no more
but, God, how it still burns.

We’re standing on an empty stage
full of loss and doubt
the flowers here are wilting
the lights are going out.

And we’ll take off our acting clothes
and put our costumes on
for in real life we play a part
our role is never done.

We’ll wear the masks until we die
and in dying will we live.
All we know is our own minds,
and they aren’t ours to give.

The sun at last will run its course
only darkness will remain.
And we will wander through the cold,
for all we have is pain.

  1. Jeepers, Sarah, this one really packs a punch. Wow.

    (Although don’t hate me, but that last stanza really made me think of Song About an Anglerfish… hehe…)

    • Thanks! Hahahaha!! I don’t hate you! I think that’s hilarious!

    • PaydayPaul
    • October 16th, 2010

    …We’ll wear the masks until we die…
    Some day you’ll have to see Kubrick’s last film – “Eyes Wide Shut”.

    • Twin!!
    • October 16th, 2010

    That so reminded me of Once More, With Feeling! It was really really good!!

    • PaydayPaul
    • October 17th, 2010

    Uh-oh, Twin!! knows you brtter than me!

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