A breath is being taken that’s so shallow No sound the breathing now makes The fear of death lurking in the shadows Immerses the souls in fearful quakes. For the breathing of man is a precious gift Yet one taken as a right by this sinner But the spectre in the shadows is yet waiting As the rasping sound of death grows ever thinner.
A tear now slowly falls from the dying man’s eye It lands with a mighty clap upon his pillow For the man is in such pain while he is living Yet he knows there’s more to come at where he’ll go. For not a word of simple kindness did he ever utter A cruelty to fellow-men was all he’d show And he never gave but a thought to how we got here But down there, it’s safe to say, he’ll surely know.
Moonlight casts out its magical spell Again I feel that deep pleasure Yet when you gaze upon it’s face It loses lustre by no small measure. For such is your beauty that all else will pale When everyone meets you they smile Your kindness just simply amazes my heart You make each of us feel worthwhile. O lucky man I, that I got to share A lifetime spent here by your side Immersed in such love and your radiance With a heart that is bursting with pride. And now here in twilight I gaze at your lips That have kissed me with such sensuous touch And I know as I smile and think of our life That I have and I still love you, so very much.