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The Final Straw

by Michael Channing

life is not easy
the one thing i know
i keep on hurting
everyone i know

it feels like i'm drowning
the light's growing dim
and i keep on grasping
at anything i can

but god does not live here
the rain will not stop
is there a heaven
if i make one up

there's no room for pain there
no one can die
hearts go unbroken
eyes are dry

friends will not leave you
parents don't fail
when you play the hero
you always prevail

i know i'm just dreaming
it's all in my mind
but you have your heaven
please let me have mine

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Chokes and Warbles, a collection of essays and poems by Michael Channing