Unfinished Recital

Unfinished Recital

The words stopped so suddenly
Falling to the ground as if
Gravity no longer held
The delicate balance
Of sound to air

He called a gathering of the children
Even held one, bawling, in his arms
For to give them the blessing of the lord

For almost five heartbeats
The Silence permeated the air
As if those were the last words
To ever be spoken

He fell to the life giving Earth
The gift given/taken back

As if the Earth just could no longer
Sustain the weight of this one man

The proverbial straw

All that could be heard
Or not heard, as the case seemed to be

Were the cries of an infant
Cradled, in his lifeless arms

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