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Author Name: FreeGoliath Assassin 6 Comments
Date Added: January 29, 2007 21:01:00 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Hope And Scars

There is NO HOPE LEFT in a TROUBLED LAND

When a WOMAN’S EYES CHANGE WITH THE TIDE!

When a MAN WHO ONCE FOUGHT in the name of a PURPOSE

Trades in his PASSION and fights for PRIDE!

 

‘Tis a HOPELESS LAND we are LIVING IN BROTHERS!

When no woman takes int’rest in VALOROUS SONS!

When her train-ed eyes seek out only the GLORY

Of a battle already FOUGHT AND WON!

 

But where-so-ever a GOOD WOMAN WALKETH

I promise you BROTHERS ONE THING!

She WILL NOT be amused by the glory you SPEAK OF!

She measures a man BY THE SWORD WHICH HE SWINGS!

 

There is HOPE when an honest soul judges with wisdom

The IDEAS WRITTEN ON A PAGE!

And there’s HOPE when a medium exists

To help lonely souls REACH OUT and freely EXCHANGE!

 

There is HOPE when a woman will take the time

To ANSWER MY NEED TO BE HEARD!

There is HOPE when a book’s not judged just by its COVER

But by the IMAGES PUT DOWN IN WORDS!

 

There is HOPE when two people don’t simply stop learning

And BETTERING THE PEOPLE THEY ARE!

When the only guarantee is: “Tomorrow will be better!”

We’ll CHART OUR COURSES BY THE SAME STAR!

 

Sometimes when I study the others around me

I realize that they have it ROUGH!

And I’m thankful for my relationship with the Father

Who teaches me how to stand TOUGH!

 

This life isn’t easy by any means, honestly

AND IF THAT WERE NOT ENOUGH…

Most of us make it harder on each other

By living our lives CHASING “JUST-US!”

 

We don’t wanna’        FEEL THE PAIN!

We don’t wanna’        TRY TO CHANGE!

We just wonder          WHY CAN’T THINGS JUST STAY THE SAME?

 

But to show us            WHAT WE WAAANT

And teach us               WHO WE AAARE

He tells us                  WHAT WE NEEED IS HOPE AND SCARS!

 

There is NO HOPE LEFT in a TROUBLED LAND

When a man can’t SUPPORT A HOUSE ON HIS OWN!

Or when he can, but only because THERE’S JUST ONE of him

And he’s GOT NO AFFECTION FOR CHROME!

 

‘Cuz the wrought-iron truth about America these days

Is NOBODY’S PAID WHAT THEY’RE WORTH!

How can we truly attach a DOLLAR AMOUNT

To the GREATNESS GOD HAS PUT IN US FROM BIRTH?

 

We have dropped the ball lately on leadership

In America, as a nation-ON THE WHOLE!

And the blame falls securely on NO ONE MAN

Still, the BURDON WEIGHS DOWN on the AMERICAN SOUL!

 

But there’s HOPE when good people will band together

TO MAKE A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER!

When the POWER OF HEART is put FIRST FROM THE START

To educate the AVERAGE DEBTOR!

 

So much bondage is suffered in our nation today

It’s called CONSENTUAL SLAVERY!

But there’s HOPE when my best friends, my businessmen

Agree that ONE-AND-FOR-ALL, WE’LL PAY THE FEE!

 

And there’s HOPE when the leaders I follow believe

IN THE VALUES MY FOREFATHERS DID!

And there’s HOPE when they speak to the morals

MY MOTHER RAISED ME ON WHEN I WAS A KID!

 

Sometimes when I study the others around me

I realize that they have it ROUGH!

And I’m thankful for my relationship with the Father

Who teaches me how to stand TOUGH!

 

This life isn’t easy by any means, honestly

AND IF ALL THAT WERE NOT ENOUGH…

Most of us make it harder on each other

By living our lives CHASING “JUST-US!”

 

We don’t wanna’        TRY TO CHANGE!

We just want to          STAY THE SAME!

We just wonder          WHY DOES LIFE BRING SO MUCH PAIN?

 

To show us                  WHAT WE WAAANT

And teach us               WHO WE AAARE

He tells us                  WHAT WE NEEED IS HOPE AND SCARS!

 

(Until the pain of staying the same… becomes greater than the pain of change…)

 

We just wanna’           STAY THE SAME!

We don’t want to        FEEL THE PAIN!

We just wonder          GOD, WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO CHANGE?

 

To show us                  WHAT WE WAAANT

And teach us               WHO WE AAARE

He tells us                  WHAT WE NEEED IS HOPE AND SCARS!

  

Author's Notes:
  My latest addition to "When A Brave Man Stands."  And yes, it's another screamer, as well!
(smiles wide)  I think the massage here is "teamwork," but I couldn't really find a place to fit that exact phrase into the song.  I think we all can agree that there's a general sense of the fabric of life gradually fraying between billions upon BILLIONS of human souls in the world today.  It's no wonder we're not all "on the same page,"  or "on the same team," as it were...  I've tried to express here that I feel a sense of "teamwork" just by getting my mind right with God. 
  I think this is the main issue with most people today who do not delight in the beliefs with which they were raised.  Their faith in other people has been so completely torn that they begin to doubt they can even trust in a "higher power."  I think it's "high-time" we treated each other with more care and rebuild some of the common human trust we have lost.  Taking the time to read what others have wrote on this site is just one way that I've made an effort to do what I think is right.  If you're with me in theory, but still waiting for someone else to offer a hand before you bend, then just consider this:  "Making the effort is the only way to differentiate yourself from those who make no effort at all."
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeMaynard on May 29, 2007 12:24:57 PM Report
I believe you just kicked society in the face and called it nancy.. and I love it. Our world is indeed in dire need for a giant bandaid, and these lyrics are definatly a start.
thank you for sharing this.
-Maynard

Comment By: FreeAngelique on February 3, 2007 07:58:39 AM Report
Holy cow how many times can I use favorite in a sentence!? Oh well I'm a geek for not proof reading LOL
Comment By: FreeAngelique on February 3, 2007 07:57:23 AM Report
I love to see when people beat me to commenting on your writes! yay!

This is another favorite instant favorite. I thought the whole write was great, but the end stanza is my favorite part.

 

"(Until the pain of staying the same… becomes greater than the pain of change…)


 


We just wanna’           STAY THE SAME!


We don’t want to        FEEL THE PAIN!


We just wonder          GOD, WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO CHANGE?


 


To show us                  WHAT WE WAAANT


And teach us               WHO WE AAARE


He tells us                  WHAT WE NEEED IS HOPE AND SCARS!"

 

Very inspiring, and as always very cool in your choice of expression.

Comment By: PremiumVizualEnsemble on January 30, 2007 06:32:49 AM Report
This is brilliant!! Certainly will be going into my favs.. You are an awesome writer dear!

An ounce of your talent I so do desire. Powerful write, the message stands clear.

I love it!

~Penny~

Comment By: FreeSuzin on January 29, 2007 09:49:21 PM Report
This was just amazing.  I have to tell you, you have a great mind,
so philosophical. I really enjoyed the poem, and the message in it.


Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on January 29, 2007 09:40:37 PM Report
Another Iron clad song!




 


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