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FOR THE DYING MUST STICK TOGETHER (Poem By Billy Alsbrooks)

FOR THE DYING MUST STICK TOGETHER

Poem By: Billy Alsbrooks

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Withering tree with no more purpose 

You stand there with such firmness 

As the cold of January makes me question everything 

I envy you 

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If we could all wear your level of truth on our branches 

Wave with the same level of honesty 

Unashamed of the missing leaves 

And yet still find some way to stand upright 

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Underneath what’s left of your shade

You map the days 

You set the example for all of us to follow 

I envy you

Yes 

I envy you

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I’m sorry for raping your silence

Raping you for the wood that make the pages I write on

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I promise though 

I promise to never waste a line 

To never dishonor you by conveying half truths 

You deserve more than that

My pencil shall be sacred 

And my words shall stay vulnerable 

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May our spirits bond 

Bond as a poetic child from a dying forest

Let us become a shelter 

A safe haven for the birds of tomorrow’s song

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Underneath what’s left of your shade

We shall be the voice 

The voice of souls with no mouth

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Introduce me to the wind

Take me to the sky

Whisper my name to the stars

For the dying must stick together 

Yes 

The dying must stick together…

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