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I want to sleep, But I cannot. This airless room Smothers all thought. I feel my brain Begin to rot. I want to sleep, But I cannot. I want to run, But they said no. And if I did, Where would I go? I do not think I’ll ever know. I want to run, But they said no. I want to rip This mask away, But what would all The people say? I think I would A fortune pay. I want to rip This mask away. I want to scream, But why should I? There are no ears To hear, nearby. I cannot live. I cannot die. I want to scream, But why should I? I want to sing A wordless song, And with it right All the world’s wrong. Though I am small And they are strong, I want to sing A wordless song. I want to soar Away with you ‘Round clouds of white, ‘Mid seas of blue. Though wings I lack And freedom, too, I want to soar Away with you.

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