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When I die, when I drown, take my birds, stop the rain;

I shall not breathe again when the sun sets, when the sky bleeds.

When I die, when I choke,

Catch my blue emotions, dive under the skin of life, scratch;

Give my eyes to a blind man,

Give my lungs to the smokers,

Give my heart to the lovers.

But let me keep my soul,

Let me keep what’s left, what’s bright, what’s eternal;

Let me keep what made me human.

And when the worms eat my flesh, burry me with poems,

Or burn me and free my ashes;

Let them see the world, let them live one last time,

What I couldn’t see, couldn’t feel, coudn’t say.