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You're Supposed to Die, Right?

April 8, 2021
By poetofthedeepbluesea GOLD, Nashville, Tennessee
poetofthedeepbluesea GOLD, Nashville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"One day you will tell the story of how you've overcome what you're going through now and it will become a part of someone else's survival guide."
- Unknown


When the flame goes out,

You’re supposed to die, right?

When the river runs dry,

You’re supposed to die, right?

You’re supposed to die, right?

Right?


When the water fills your lungs,

You’re supposed to die, right?

When the stone pulls you under,

You’re supposed to die, right?

Right?


When your lungs stop breathing

And your heart stops beating

And your chest stops heaving

You’re supposed to die, right?

Right?


You’re supposed to die, right?

Right?

You’re supposed to die, right?

Right?

You’re supposed to die. 


The author's comments:

These words were stuck in my head on a loop, so the only thing to do was use them artistically. 


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 18 2021 at 9:39 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

That leaves a lot to wonder at; it sounds so fragile and uncertain.