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I Would (Version 3)

September 19, 2010
By nickykens ELITE, Draper, Utah
nickykens ELITE, Draper, Utah
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You carried all my burdens –
I never found my strength.
You forgave all of my sins –
I never prayed at length.
You took so many bullets –
I never learned to dodge.
You fell apart, bit by bit –
I never saw a flaw.
You scrambled through the dark –
I never learned to see.
You sacrificed your heart –
I never had to bleed.
You burned down a whole city –
I never got to shine.
You took my shame and pity –
I never had the time.
You stayed up ‘til morning light –
I never saw sunrise.
You never slept another night –
I never opened my eyes.
You slit your wrists and let them bleed –
I never felt true hurt.
You gave up everything you need –
I never found my worth.

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