Once a joy

Now a burden

Once a laugh

Now a tear

Suffocating

Cloudy depression

Drowning me from

Toe to ear

Life's many

Happy moments

Now forgotten

Memories

A smile's now

An apparition

No longer what

It used to be

A sorry soul

Is slowly fading

Out of sight and

Out of mind

Every second

Disappearing

Pearly gates

Or fire mines?

Final moments

Slipping silently

Into ultimate

Eternity

A last goodbye

To those who'll listen

Ashes swirling

Away with the breeze