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Should I Lie Still

Those who think I lie dead, know nothing
Of the death of self, I shall never know.
Laying here long, but I will rise
With a newborn poem in my mouth, pushed through my lungs.
My old poems did not die. They did not live as I had done.

Make it through the flames of my funeral,
That this new poem will follow me,
When I die, I shall take it with me,
and tell it to God in shame and sorrow.

For all of the loves lost and lives are forgotten,
for I shall not die, I shall not be forgotten.
For Ill or Good, by wax and wane,
the spirit of my love lives beyond me.
If you think I lie dead, that I lie still,
You know nothing at all.
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Submitted by jesse_d on July 14, 2020

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Jesse Duvall

Jesse Duvall is mostly an American Poet and sometimes a Decent Human. He has no published work to his name that has not failed in some sense of the word and often write poem when depression hits him in just the right light. Lately is much easier to write poems. more…

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