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  • A Helping Hand

    Chalk walls and false ceilings
    Bogus smiles and hidden feelings
    Try as one might to travel the length
    The constant barrage drains all one's strength
    Prison cells where contempt dwells
    Silencing walls 'round sorrow wells
    School has become many things these days
    The strings of the harp Hades plays
    A ballad of lies that cut like blades
    No matter the choices we make while we're here
    No one should walk the path of pure fear
    Who are we to judge others' vigil
    Their clothes, their voice, their faults
    All so visible
    The powers that be do not need to be seen
    They only reveal how our own souls are deemed
    Now I see hearts in the outcast and tired
    I see hearts in the liars, desire in the criers
    Once upon a time most dreary and obscene
    Sometime when I was at most a teen
    I kept my heart chained to meet simple gains
    I stripped my blood from forbidden veins
    I gave power to those who stood over me
    And gave up the power to set myself free
    Do not what I did, good youth of today
    Reveal the truth behind hunter and prey
    That those who bully have not one chance
    To sip of the chalice of love and advance
    Keep not your hands hidden in pockets
    Keep your heart out of the locket
    Keep not your ears deaf to the pleading
    As one day that could be where your life is heading
    Let there be love where once there was hatred
    Remember that anger and danger soon are related
    Let yourself always be true
    To yourself, to your friends, to those around you
    Only fools seek to destroy and condemn
    When all it could take is a walk with them
    Down each other's paths one might find
    That things aren't so different
    Even from a different state of mind
    To seek the unseen, and to seek to understand
    Sometimes all we really need
    Is someone to lend a helping hand.
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