I gaze into the mirror and I see,
a sight all too familiar gazing back.
A countenance that so much looks like me,
With all the definition that I lack.
The vision of her face slowly departs.
It leaves me feeling empty and alone.
The sorrow’s building up within my heart,
for a lifetime of sins I must atone.
I think back on my life and then I smile.
With memories of laughter on my mind.
I wish that I could somehow stay a while.
But time is something I cannot rewind.
But in the end I have a moment’s peace,
When long last I permit my soul’s release.