A Civil Stand

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You want your voice to be heard?
Don't be another sheep in the herd
You want to make a difference?
Look in the mirror and find what's missing
You want to protest?
That's fine
Just leave out the crime 
There's already enough violence and rage
Don't be the next to end up in a cage
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness" 
As Martin Luther King Jr. once said
So let's take a civil stand instead
Let us be divided no more
Let us not begin the next civil war
Let us stand hand in hand
Side by side
This is true American Pride

Skewed World

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Warm sun
Carefree fun
 Outside all day
Enjoying the time I had to play
Wandering alone in the store
Deciding what item I wanted more
As a kid, this was the world I once knew
A world which wasn’t skewed
Today, a skewed world is what we have
Where differences divide us into halves
Where senseless acts of violence is all we see
I guess freedom isn’t so free
The land that was built on diversity
Sees ignorance and immaturity
When someone is ridiculed and despised for being who they are
Seems the end result is a death toll and a broken heart
How did this world become so skewed?
Is it because love has become obscured?
This skewed world that’s so divided
Must come together and be united
Stop the madness
Live in peace, love and happiness

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