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

Love Forevermore

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I love you more than you know
From the tip of my tongue
To the depths of my soul
Through the highs and the lows
Together we will grow
I’ll always be by your side
You need not fear being alone
Because I’m here to love you forevermore

Heartspoken

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I’ll love you in the dark
I’ll love you in the light
I’ll love you in the pain
I’ll love you in delight
I’ll love you in the imperfections
I’ll love you in the mistakes 
I’ll love you in good health
I’ll love you in the aches
I’ll love you in the whole
I’ll love you in the broken
With these words
My heart has spoken

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

This Water

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Rushing Water
Ever changing
Ever flowing
This rushing water
Where is it going?
Does it flow and then ebb?
Or does it continue instead?
Rushing but soothing
So peaceful and moving
Powerful and cleansing
So crisp and refreshing
This rushing water is cool and clear
It will always draw me near