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Bury Me a Stranger

Introduction

Welcome to the oncology ward. I spent about 3 years here and it really is a great spot to be when you are sick. The people here are very caring and supportive all the time. Some of the memories I have from here are not great, like losing two friends, but they pulled me through and I’m grateful.

Bury Me a Stranger
By CHRISTINE MULVIHILL

Bury me like any other
Bury me like I have no mother.
Bury me an urchin that has no father
Bury me a drowned soul, a fish out of water.

Bury me indifferent to the pain
Bury me amidst the pouring rain.
Bury me pure & innocent
Bury me worthless, I’m not worth a cent.

Bury me taking all I could
Bury me hopeless and misunderstood.
Bury me with blood that smells sweet
Bury me and put my soul to sleep.

But bury me in my own fuckin pain and misery
And bury me a stranger because you never knew me!

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