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Who Would I Be?

Who would I be, were it not for my name,
But a wave upon life's endless shore,
Just a soul passing by for one round of the game,
A fool could not ask for much more

A moment in time is all we may see
In the bodies with which we unite,
So while you are here, be happy, be free,
And know that it will be alright

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I've battled the beast for so damn long,

There are days that I want it to win,

My heart feels weak, but it keeps going on,

And my will has been stretched so thin


Each battle I face breaks me down into tears,

While old wounds, they've healed and grown,

And yet, I recover, and over the years,

I've gained strength from the pain that I've known

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