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December 18, 2014

If. {Poem}

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If I lay

With lions
Will the roar
Inside my head
Cease
To a low rumbling
That I can learn
To accept
Without fear

If I dive
Into the ocean
Will my scalding tears
Blend with the rivers
Of generations
Whose grief
Came before mine

If I fly
With birds
Of paradise
Will I find freedom
And weightlessness
Will I skim clouds
And let go
Of my hurt
My heavy heart

If I forget
The words
They taught me
If I let my eyes talk
And my touch
Tell the rest
Of the story
Will the emptiness
Leave
Will the hollowness
Go


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Author: Skylar Liberty Rose

Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock

Photo: flickr, media library

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