Ode to Rise AgainstThe band spoke not to the masses,Ode to Rise Against2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
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but to those whose wrists wore slashes.
Their words lacked a semblance of formality,
but were meant for those with abnormality.
The message was for all those whose pain was immense;
it told them it was time to rise, Rise Against.
Rise Against the injustice and pain.
Defend the memory of the slain.
Stand for those who are helpless.
Always try to be selfless.
Work hard for better futures.
Treat the world's wounds with sutures.
Rise Against their pseudo-perfection.
With music, they gave us direction.
Do not let yourself be tame.
Do not give in to their game.
Fight back, but not with violence,
and do not live in silence.
Rise Against the corrupt regime.
They are not as strong as they seem.
Live only by your moral laws.
Stand up, stand out, embrace your flaws.
Arm-in-arm, we make a wall.
Together, we can stand tall.
Rise Against the fanatic;
those whose beliefs are static.
They fear our success, our progress,
and so it is us they oppress.
In time, my suffer
My Life Belongs to JesusMy Life Belongs to Jesus11 years ago in Free Verse
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My Life Is Yours
My sins – my faults – my ignorance,
my humanity that brought Him pain,
my lies shed innocent blood,
I've turned my back to grace,
I've put my eyes to darkness.
My heart turns cold with every beat,
and so I lay the cross aside,
betraying life itself, betraying Christ.
My head hangs low, but not enough,
may it swing as a pendulum,
swaggering in the lowest dregs.
Lord, I know You are real,
I know You are my God.
Why for me? Why this way?
My life is Yours, forever.