An Unexpected Sunrise

This will not be the mourning they expect 
No well-dressed ceremony of defeat 
Though we’ll not submit, we will pay respect 
But they’ll see no tears, we’ll sound no retreat 
Life is for here, we stand for the living 
Though starting over proves no easy feat 
We are scared, mistake not our misgiving 
But fear may queue only behind life’s breadth 
Time may come but we’ll not do his bidding 
We’ll broach no commiserations of death 
Do not inflict us with your sympathy 
We are not quitting, so go hold your breath