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