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I Know I Have

I wish I had…
the courage to shine
brighter than the blazing sunlight. 
I’ve told myself countless times
I could not do many things, 
simply because I didn’t try
or gave up too soon

I know I have…
the courage to shine
brighter than the blazing sunlight. 
I’m changing my thought process.
As many times as it takes,
I will remind myself that I can
do anything as long as I persevere. 

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Not By Chance

I wake up,
blessed to see another day.
It’s not by chance
but by God’s grace.
He did it
with a smile on His face.
I am given
another day
to make my life right with Him.
Hopefully, one of these days,
I will finally know
know with sincerity
what it is to be free
from the shackles and chains
that became my rebellious life.
God loved me
despite the severe flaws
that became my distraction and destruction.

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Zombie-like Life

Kept it all in,
All of the pain and the shame
of being mistreated and deserted
People are so quick to judge,
Judge what they do not understand
Often too harshly
Though everyone has a story to tell

I’ve carried weights on my shoulders,
weights other people would’ve run away from.
Sometimes I wondered if the struggle was even worth
the whole super suffering package deal.
Can’t shake the feeling of this zombie-like life.
It’s a very conflicting feeling.

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Modern Day Slaves

Can’t touch it,
taste it,
feel it,
or see it
to a certain extent

but it’s there.
The result of being blinded.
Modern day slaves.
Locked up behind invisible bars.
Decorated with distractions.
Innocent bystanders.

In-debt to society.
Ordered to pay back
the national debt
that was created out of thin air
so that the people can suffer.