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Heaven Burns


Little Mockingbird
Go, little Mockingbird
Let your dreams soar
All the way across the land
From shore to shore
Spread your wings wide and fly
Don’t be stopped by the questions why

You are loved, little Mockingbird
Please don’t forget
You’ve left an impact
On everyone you’ve met
An impact is an impact
Be it good or bad
Whether the encounter
Leaves you happy or even sad
Fly far, little Mockingbird
You’ll always be with me
In my heart forever
You and I will always be a we
I love you, little Mockingbird
And don’t you forget it

— For Jim Theofelis

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