Every step was counted

As tears were dried

And sobs were silenced…

Sorrow was left to song

Hope was left in prayer

And faith closed in scriptures…

Speeding was the time

Stopped were the answers

And reason in oblivion…

Stepping off the mortal ledge

How and why were wondered

And lost was all he knew…

Pain left to the living

As a soul is sent to God

With more work to be done.