Slip into the river (Poem)

 

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Slip into the river
let it take you down, down
slip into the river
where no air can be found
Float, face up, and look at the sky
float, face up, watch the clouds pass on by
block out the sound, your ears submerged
slip into the river
and let it take you down, down

Slip into the river
let it take you down, down
forget the worries of the world
and all your worldly cares
Float, face up, and let the water caress your weary mind
Float, face up, what a way to pass the time
slip into the river
and let it take you down, down

Don’t you know the world is ending
Can’t you feel in tremble under your feet
All the progress man has made is now burning down
there is screaming in the night
and fear stalks the day
but slip into the river, child
and let it take you down, down

For safety’s sake, so you’re body isn’t torn
come down to the waters edge and ease yourself
into eternity
London Bridge, Ring around the Rosie
pockets filled with stone
slip into the river, child
and let it take you down, down

Slip into the river
let it take you down, down
slip into the river
where no air can be found
Float, face down, and look at the silty floor
float, face down, and know you’ll breathe no more
slip into the river
and let it take you down, down

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