A Promise…

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I have made a promise
To myself
To keep on walking
Until the end
To persevere
Against all the odds.
‘Coz when it gets tougher
The rough gets rougher.
The bets are higher.
The winnings greater
Just need to stick a bit long.
Smile, sweat and song.
It is a lone struggle
Against the very nature
The lessons of yore
Stacks of customs and mores.
A steep incline
I climb and climb.
Sores on my feet
Fire in my soul.
Now that I see the path.
I can’t do nothing but walk.
To be willfully blind
Is the height of folly.

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The Betrayal…

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What do you feel,
After you acknowledge
The betrayal that
You do to yourself?
 
In the stark mirror
Do you see your eyes?
Do you perceive
The truth about self?
 
What is it you see?
An angel face
Or the monster –
From it stares?
 
You want to end it all?
Do you want to die?
Or stubbornness of life
Stops you by?
 
Or you can love it
Give it all you have –
Just like a bed of roses
With the thorns unseen.
 
The betrayal then
Becomes bittersweet
A life of pain
Yet a victory so sweet!

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Phoenix Rises…

Rise like phoenix from the ashes!
Don’t stop, don’t wait, just go ahead,
Go on, walk on, on and on,
Rise like phoenix from the ashes!
 
Never tire, never ease, just on and on!
Never cry, never freeze, move on and on!
Trip and fall, Stand each time tall,
Rise like phoenix from the ashes!
 
Struggle, trouble, myriad defeats,
All will cease, finally cease.
Victory, triumph, glory, joy,
The final stand, the final cry!
Rise like phoenix from the ashes!
 
Beyond the bloody veil,
Is the promised land where,
Wishes come true, dreams to life flare,
In the last moment, all laid bare!
Don’t stop, don’t wait, just go ahead,
Rise like phoenix from the ashes!