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About Death (Louis Toliver Jr. - Swartz, LA)

Here I am sitting at another deathbed 
I've lost another friend to age and time
It's hard to not think about changes 
Ones we could of made, the ones I made 
I wish I could have certainty in this moment 
Death brings about so much fear, pain 
When we are born, no promises exist 
The timer is set and begins to tick away 
It would be unreasonable, rather tragic 
Obsessing over the ticking away, time loss 
Yet, that's exactly the pattern of loneliness 
This reality that how we've come, we leave 
So many us are living hoping to beat death 
Obsession, the friend whispering in you ear
Says there are ways to avoid struggle, lies
We are confused, death is not a struggle 
Death is the gateway with lock and key 
It is a different lock, and journey, from birth
The key, how we get to our end, is learned
Each vessel of struggle is designed different 
And at the gateway there are results waiting 
This is why the death is obsession, time 
The life lived determines the grand design 

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I’m Not a Nigger (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)

You called me a “nigger” One word to rule me  Your word bullet of hate 
You’re life is a such hell  You think 6 letters  Justify your fake inferiority 
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