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A Simple Question

I asked myself a question
After I witnessed two real poets make the same suggestion
“What if I die tonight?�?
Would I blame God for taking my life?
Would I beg for a second chance so I could do things right?
Even though I’d probably mess it up twice!...
Or would I, for the first time
Swallow my pride and walk to the light?
What if it wasn’t the light?
But hot heat, burning flames
Where everyday for eternity I’d have to put up a fight
But it’s a simple question “What if I died tonight?�?
Then I asked my mother “What if I died tonight?�?
Would you lie in your bed and cry all night?
Would you sing at my funeral?
Or blame yourself, thinking you never raised me right?
Would you wish for me to hug you
And tell you everything will be aright?
But it’s a simple question “What if I died tonight?�?
I asked my pops the same question “What if I died tonight?�?
Would you get mad for going over my Rogers bill every month
Or blame yourself for not having a father
So you didn’t know how to raise a son
Would you curse yourself for leaving us that night?
Or because the day I died the last thing we did was fight
But it’s a simple question “What if I died tonight?�?
Then I turned to my sister
Even though we were never on good terms
Would you still want my protection that I know you still yearn?
Would you ever come to me with questions of curiosity and concern?
Would you ask me stupid French questions because you always wanna learn?
But it’s a simple question “What if I died tonight?�?
And to my boys and my peoples I ask
“What if I died tonight?�?
Would you miss me, even a little bit?
Would you poor out a little liquor realizing I left to quick?
If I got killed would you find my killers
Reap revenge on those who thought I wasn’t worth it?
And would you say a prayer for me
Because you know I needed it, shit!
But hey, don’t read into this too much right
Because I was just asking,
“What if I died tonight?�?

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