This is Your Blood

This is Your Blood.

 

This is your blood.

Where were they when it mattered?

Where were they when it cared?

Where were they when it needed tough?

Where were they when you could not cope?

Where were they when it was dark?

Where were they when you were afraid?

Where were they when you needed guidance?

 

I will tell you where

They were there when you were fun

They were there when they needed company

They were there when it mattered to them

And when the gates of heaven closed behind you

Their crying and wailing and hugging served them well.

Yet even then, though they share your blood, all care for themselves

Yet none, not even one, could put themselves out to serve your memory

But let a stranger honour you and lay you to peaceful rest.

John Audet

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