"Pride Anthem"


by DaddyO


Be honest, you belittled so I became dismayed

Your rhetoric really rained down hard on my parade

I stumbled, tripped and fell for your lies and betrayal

Your oppression choked me when I wanted to exhale

Now there's a new renaissance replenishing my soul

A more aware conscienceness that's made my body whole

My disadvantaged days of disgrace have gone and died

From the ashes a phoenix found a new sense of pride

You can still be a part of this hopeful happiness

But I have left behind my doubts, despair and distress

I embark on this journey, trepidatious and slow

For when the clouds clear away there remains a rainbow

Across the sky streaking, standing so proud and so bold

Held with love and acceptance as priceless pots of gold

Author's Notes/Comments: 


View daddyo's Full Portfolio