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On a clear sunny day’ in the merry month of May.

Up from the sea he came, the sailor of her dreams.

 

She waited patiently for him to sweep her off her feet.

The fact that he did, she thought was so sweet.

 

Downtown in a bar listening to a jazz band.

He got down on one knee, and asked for her hand.

 

They got married the very next day.

Together they raised two sons along the way.

 

Lying in a hospital bed 53 years later,

He slipped away in the night to meet his maker.

 

His family gathered round his bed with tears in their eyes softly calling out his name.

Only one son was there watching him as he passed away.

 

Not much is left to say.

Because in the end.

We too shall all pass away.

 

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