Elegy

For every soul
That has drawn a breath
A song has been written
It is our secret birthright
Unknown even to us

Some songs are
Rich, imbued with
An eldritch melody
While some are
Somber in tone
Reminiscent of a
Church hymn

Others
Have the rhythm
And meter of a sonnet
Or the slow grace
Of a ballad

Some are brief
With delicate
Abridged motifs
While others are
Lengthy, like symphonies

However,
All are written
With notes mirroring
Our lives
Notes, arranged according
To our unique character
And deeds

But no matter the
Length,
In the end,
Those songs
Aren’t complete
Until that final breath,
That final note
Has ended

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