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Bury Me a Stranger

A Childhood Cancer Survivor Poem
© 2016 Christine Mulvihill

Bury me like any other
Bury me like I have no mother.
Bury me an urchin that has no father
Bury me a drowned soul, a fish out of water.

Bury me indifferent to the pain
Bury me amidst the pouring rain.
Bury me pure & innocent
Bury me worthless, I’m not worth a cent.

Bury me taking all I could
Bury me hopeless and misunderstood.
Bury me with blood that smells sweet
Bury me and put my soul to sleep.

But bury me in my own f***in pain and misery
And bury me a stranger because you never knew me!


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