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If I Die in Here

February 4, 2016

Sean Michael, August 2015

I’ve lived my life in the system,
Please don’t let them take my death.

Collect my body and take me to the crematorium,
Spread my ashes in as many places as possible

And let me be free,
Free at last.

Posted for  dVerse Poets, Open Link Night #165, February 4, 2016

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17 Comments
  1. ShirleyB permalink

    Wow, that came from the heart. Passionate & stirring – just what a poem should be.

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    • Thank you very much. nI try to put “my all” in every poem I write, but of course, not all of them are going to strike people the same. Some will like, others will dislike. I’m always ambiguous to my art.

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  2. This is deeply poignant.

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  3. Oh. Powerful. This hit me in the gut.

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  4. Think that deep need to free oneself from the grid is so universal… !

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  5. I have to say it brings tears to my eyes… Poetry really serves a purpose for you.

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  6. I love the idea of the ashes going every where and freeing you. No need for one plot!

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  7. That’s what it’s going to take, isn’t it? Death for freedom.

    I loved your MLKJ reference at the end.

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  8. Dust and Ashes of freedom
    one and sAMe riSinG faLLinG
    Star dust once us..
    prisons many..
    brick and mortar
    mind and boarder..
    boarder or free
    in
    side or
    out above
    so below
    aLL
    ’round
    free now
    or prisons
    apArt
    our
    relative
    free
    WiLL
    house
    inside free
    moving connecting
    and creating in or
    out of hUman
    made
    priSons..:)

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    • It’s interesting. I was in a group the other day, and the psychologists mentioned humans were created from star dust. It’s actually rather majestic if you think about it. How many times have we looked to the stars for answers? Maybe they are buried deep inside our souls, and this writing is part of our seeking.

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