(As any avid reader of books can tell you, the death of a character in a story can have just as much impact on a person as the death of a real person. Aerith Gainsborough is a character from Squaresoft's 'Final Fantasy VII' on Playstation/PC. I reached the part of the story where she dies about the same time as Princess Diana's death, but since I had never heard of Princess Diana, Aerith's death was much more significant…at least to me. This probably makes me an unbelievable nerd, but I don't really care.)
I see her kneeling in prayer
As once she knelt tending flowers
I see her in the church's garden
Where there is life amidst death
I see her laugh when she is happy,
Among those lucky few who are her friends
I see her cry when she is sad
And feel her sadness ten-fold
I see her helping those in need
Giving more than she can afford
I see her protecting the weak
Against those who would subjugate them
I see her knelt, again in prayer,
I cannot look away
I see fate's cruel sword claim her light
Leaving me alone in darkness
I see her body, cold and dead
She gave her life for the world
I see her fall into the depths
And then I see no more.
What's that you say?
Princess Diana died?
Well, that's sad too.
I guess I didn't see that.