Together

Misery sews patterns
Defeat’s varied design
Granting birth to fight
A strength that we find

Misfortune is a wound
A splinter of the mind
Expiration is eventual
It breaks away with time

Benefits a blessing
Found along the way
Every darkened corner
Finds the light of day

Chance, a risk we own
A step will symbolize
Movement is a growth
Not measured by a size

Ache exists within
It’s a common face
No matter who we are
Inside it has a place

Difference is a curse
It holds a common ground
Seeking understanding
With an unfamiliar sound

See past what we know
Listen with an open ear
Cast the blame aside
Lets put away the fear

Different walks of life
Prevent the holding of our hands
Lets not over-reach
To take a step, lets learn to stand

Together….with maybe hatred on the mind
Together stands as hope…

Never knowing what will find

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Song of Acceptance

Scars set trails
Of an empty place
A tease to a mind
That hides its face

Twisted thoughts
With poisoned hopes
Each step reveals
At loss to cope

Steps feel plain
Inside is torn
Shadows inside
Since I was born

The mask is fresh
Was made today
Sitting alone
I can put it away

To sell ourselves
To chase the care
Betray ourselves
For someone there

The mark that bends
For our pretend
We lose ourselves
To seek a friend

Arrives the day
We come awake
Light will shine
No longer fake

Own ourselves
Learn to believe
One single step with
A heart on the sleeve

Nothing matters more
Then accepting who you are

Breathing

Inside a pool of loss
Stitched in varied shade
Losing count of the costs
And the hopes as they caved

Grief, a skin I wear
With a taste for despair
I can’t seem to get away
Shadows wait, forever there

Eyes strain, wide-awake
Every breath I forsake
Worn smiles spread
While sewing thread to a fate

Holding on, I lie in wait
Carving holes inside of hate
I’m pressing on for more
As I clean a dirty slate

It’s that one step toward something new
Where breathing feels easy again.