Chains

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Shackled wrist
Shackled ankles
Your spirit is mangled
These chains that hold you down 
Taking you under 
Feeling like your going to drown
Tugging and pulling
With yourself, you're constantly dueling
You're wondering will this battle ever end
Wondering if you will ascend
These chains feel hopeless
But all you need to do is focus
You have the power
Realize you no longer have to cower 
Grasp for freedom
Conquer the demons
No longer do you need these chains
Rise up 
And take the reins 

The Gauntlet

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I dare you to try something new
I dare you to challenge 
What you thought you knew
I dare you to be bold
I dare you to question 
Everything you've been told
I dare you to be fearless
I dare you to raise your spirits
I dare you to rise
I dare you to recognize
The power within you 
Harness it and make a breakthrough 
I dare you to reach your zen
I dare you to live again