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Random Poem:

Wake Up
brooksdevine

Brother Jon,
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How I've loved you for so long.
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How she fakes it- so cunning,
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It's not where you belong.
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You can't see that it's a game?
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She treats you with her body-
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Do you truly believe that sex means love?
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You gave in to her deceit-
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And I always thought you were above.
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I pity you- I love you,
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And I pray for you- Wake Up.
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You know it's hard for me to pray,
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But under these circumstances- no longer can I delay.
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JWS on her arm- "this tattoo is just so old"
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LPR on yours- a statement so fake, too bold.
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Brother Jon,
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How I miss you,
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How mom and dad have missed you for so long.
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Mom cries and Dad yells,
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How can you continue to let her write your song?
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We know you better than this,
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We know you're capable of so much more.
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Please play your guitar- and compose music all your own,
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I can't tolerate you sleeping in the living room- alone on the cold floor.
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Brother Jon,
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Wise up- Wake up and throw her down.
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Brother Jon,
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I miss your selfless smile- and I'm done with seeing you frown.
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I love you.
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Dad loves you.
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Mom loves you with her gracious heart.
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She plays you in ways so extreme- like music always had.
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Now use your talent and play your guitar,
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The absense of your passion has made us all so sad.
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Yet we havn't given up on you,
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And for that- you should consider.
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The obvious pain she's put us all through,
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Wake up- and allow your soul to glitter.
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Since when did you become a coward?
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