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Should I Give Up? (Louis Toliver Jr - Swartz, LA)


The rain is hitting my window
Against my brain
Anything cerebral is beyond my recognition
The edges of this poem are jagged
But no other person has my shoes
The rain will never get me
But the sun will never shine
Not as long as I am just staring out the window
Making worlds up in my head
More dreams than could ever be lived
The expectations of a flood
I am the fool stuck in contemplation
This could be my forever
Unless I jump on my pen
Take the first flight to the sun

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