We Have Come A Long Way

We have come a long way
We’ve all heard that before
Women and blacks can vote
But they best not ask for more

A nation built by immigrants
Wants to close the door
On this nation’s foundation
But we ask, what for?

Based on misinformation
And words that stoke up fear
We deny these families the chance
To start a new life here

So I ask one favor of you
Before you start to condemn
That you talk to these families
And truly get to know them

You will be surprised to know
They are not different from you and me
The community we can build together
Is a beautiful sight for all to see

So lets show eachother compassion
Overflowing with love and grace
And build a world together
That is a wonderful place

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There With You

When everything starts to crumble
And the world beings to fall away
I will be there to hold you up
And help guide you on your way

When the whispers get louder
And the words begin to hurt
I will offer words of love
And talk of who you really are

When friends and family turn their back
And it seems that no one is there for you
I will stand side by side with you
And never leave my place with you

The road will be rough
And the journey long
But always know
You are not alone

On My Own

Sometimes I feel like I try so hard
Putting myself out there to others
Feeling vulnerable and exposed
Completely out of my comfort zone
But after getting constantly burned
Forgotten about and left out to dry
I now being to wonder
If I’m better off on my own

Alone

I stand in a crowded room,
But it feels like I’m alone.
Their eyes look right through me;
The smiles not meant for me.
I reach out for anyone
To take my hand and see me.
In a room so full of life
Mine seems to not matter.
Crying out in desperation
The tears well in my eyes.
In this world so full of love
Why do I feel so alone?

To Be Held

We pass by each other every day
Fleeting glances and curt words
We have become a society
Enamored with how busy we are
That sometimes what we need the most
Is to slow down and to be held