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Goodbye | A Poem by Earnest Tilling

Why do
You still
Leave
After all of these Years
Of mourning
And convincing
Your Spirit lies here
And yet you
Go

The message is clear
Run away
Away from your troubles
Away from your life
Away from yourself
And then you ask
Who am I?

What has become
Of the boy
Who ran away
What has become
Of the child in his
Heart
And what has become
Of the sparkles of the
Soul

And never again
Will he walk
Upon the
Lands
Of this land
As himself

Go, run
Run away from the child
The child inside you
Who threatens to beat you
With the guilt
Oh, the guilt
And never have you seen
The horrible terribleness
Of the
Screams
Of guilt
And there
A child
Destroyed.

Torrents
Whirlpools
Destruct
Destroy
Never again
Be a boy.

No Fountain of Youth
No Stream of Spirit
Will ever
Remake
This boy
And say
Goodbye
Whilst you can.


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