Defeat

Prayers being said

over a grave

for a soul they

hope to save.

Roses thrown

onto the casket

taken from a white

wicker basket.

One more light

has been extinguished

a husband and father

now relinquished.

Service over

the mourners retreat

heads hung low

as they admit defeat.

silhouette of graves
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