rebellion

Rebellion

TV flashes on.
An aged newsman sits behind an oak desk with images of fire and contempt blinking behind him. People in the street, fists raised and faces covered. Blind anger built on blind knowledge. Furious at the system that’s been instilled and followed by none other than themselves.
A Molotov cocktail cracks on a police car. A news van crashes onto its side. Rapture jumps on the van’s passenger window. The glass shatters and blood is bled. The man cries agony and blames anything but himself.
Young field reporter stating it’s senseless, reckless, and anything but justifiable. Notwithstanding the bottling up of oppression over years from profit hungry animals. Insurrectionary joy has surged through the people like a sudden pulse of energy.
The media quells the uprising. “It’s just a few pranksters. Go to sleep. You’re safe in your homes.”

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Let Me Be Me

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Simply Growing Up

Its a shame, the world these days.
Trying to convinve me to change my ways.
Don't hold your breath,
You might catch death,
Waiting for a change.
You will soon see,
How stubborn I am,
If you try to mess with my ways.
The world isn't perfect,
And that includes you.
So make your time worth it, and catch a clue.
I'm not what you want me to be, and I will never.
I contain my flaw on purpose, now and forever.
So forget about it.
Through up your llittle white flag and quit.
And through our gunsmoke you'll see, why I am me.

I am who I am, and that will never change.
The world goes up and down, yet I remain the same.
We are who we are, and if you agree.
Smile and yell out loud "let me be me!"

I will never bow, give up, or quit.
My life's not perfect, but it will fit.
And in your eyes, there's no surprise:
You want it the way you want it.
Well the world again isn't perfect,
And it wouldn't be worth it if it was anyways.
So you can stand down,
I'm standing my ground and I will never give in to your ways.
And this is for everyone who knows this feeling:
I will just grin and say:

I make mistakes,
With some paths I take.
I like it this way,
I want this to stay.

Let me be me,
Because we are who we are.

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