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Hear the Whisper deep in your mind
Just before you draw your last breath
Can you make out what they are saying
As you prepare to merge with death
Shall your journey go as expected
Or will you feel pain on the way
What if half way to where you are headed
What's left of your mind decides to stay

Then you realise as you watch your life
Flash too real before your eyes
This forced path chosen for a reason
Calming now your mind's cries
Now as your perfect isolation
Settles down and you grow cold
Loneliness is the price of your peace
But those horrors no longer in your mind are stowed

Gone are you forever now
No more time left for us here
Tonight I hope you hear my goodbye
It's all I want, Marie, my dear.

Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye.

by Colm Kerr


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