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C —coming back home, for one final time
O—only thing left to do, lay here I’m dying 
M—my family round me, say their prayers 
I—-i’m heavily medicated, yet still aware
N—no more pain, just conscious illusions
G—gravitas sinks in, along with confusion 
B—breathing is shallow, I gasp for breath 
A—as night closes in, accompanying death 
C—can hear them say, dear god he’s going 
K—knowing dark shadow’s, faintly growing 
H—holding my hands, bearing the weight 
O—overwhelmed in love, there is no hate
M—my life flashing past, I’m a child again 
E—each frame lasts forever, sorry no end. 

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