While I Watched (Death Stole You)

A routine midnight smoke viciously swallowed you
without having alerted.
Like a house short of a home I'm left empty because
you were seized from me without mercy.
You yearned relief from your recruit.
It was your last rest you were referring to, I guess.
Pardon my foolishness to have never figured out.

I saw life shake out of your body mercilessly.
A body that was just a shell.
A shell shaking what's left of life in you.
It was death knelling, I realise.

Your strength was relayed on that fateful morning.
Wherever I am, for you are with me.
I am never alone.
You are forever in my presence, dear Ancestor.

death, you jealous thief!
you must be ecstatic, you possessive kleptomaniac!
Is it because you are so envious of life?

Victory parted from you cruel death!
The one who loves me the most is closer to God.
Angels are dwellers of heaven.
Earth could not have had Him for long.

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