A thousand lives I’ll bear with you
In sickness, pain, and deepest woe;
In laughter, joy, and merry heart;
My friend, from you I’ll not depart.
One call and I’ll be by your side;
One look and I feel what you feel inside.
Two lives introduced by timely choice;
Two lives united by one voice.
Yes, change’s been inevitable as time;
To different worlds we’ve been confined—
You thrived in pain and poverty;
I lived in gain and dignity.
Now, death has come to sever us,
To take your life and all our past.
For one more chance, do not let go;
Friend, you’re the only one I know.
Inspired by the film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)