The night was dark, no time to cry,
Frozen tears hung in the sky.
Stars lit dim by winter moon,
A dawn that broke far too soon.
Vision fades like melting dreams,
Raindrops gather into streams.
Precious water downward flows,
The window on a life has closed.
River runs into the sea,
Taking with it part of me.
My aching heart can bear no more,
As crashing waves pound the shore.
But icy wind the surface sweeps,
Raising memories from the deep.
They form a ball of dazzling light,
Unrestrained to soar in flight.
Circle high; life pursue,
Snow-white gull fades from view.