It's been... a long time, and I am out of practice.
It made me feel a bit better, though, so I thought I would share it.
Far too early from this Earth did you part,
Far too little did we exchange in word,
Before you left you gave the world your heart,
Let your gentle voice be forever heard.
You came to us flying on gilded wing,
You sang for us sweet on this tiny stage,
Though our ears yearned for you to again sing,
We left for you ever an open cage.
Though flown you have so very far away,
We hold aloft the light you gave to us,
That neither you nor we may lead astray,
When cross we do that veil which divides us.
Though an eternity may pass or ten,
We shall hear you sing wonders yet again.