Imprisoned by a cruel disease
Robbed of precious memories
Going nowhere repeatedly.
Suddenly silenced, deprived of words
Voices hushed no longer heard
A haunting peer
Saying nothing – loud and clear.
Eyes that search for help in vain
Still filled with long forgotten pain
Seeing nothing everywhere.
Hands that dried their children’s tears
Now strangers to their needs and fears
Now forgotten, vaporized.
Hour by hour, day by day
Imprisoned souls will slip away
Souls in flight
Out of darkness, through the light.
May heaven’s hand
Restore thee, Silent Knight.