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For Mona

In your eyes
I see myself
My souls on fire
And you burn

Young girl do you see yourself?
Just as wild and unruly 
As an undiscovered forest
A forest fostered by your tears of mourning 

Your breathing steadies as you realize 
What you see
Yourself sitting on a hill waiting for your
Next life to begin 

Because you’ve given up on this one
You are breathtaking in your sadness 
And I struggle to breathe to keep you 
From madness 

This life has only begun little one 
Cherish it 
As you cherish the sun 
Shinning light on your gorgeous face

He watches you 
And he is not replaced 
In time you will heal 

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