Winter in the city

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Look! The snows fall all around
See how they hide the cold, dead ground,
But what will cover up our hurt,
And rid our hearts of frozen dirt?

With secrets, lies, and masks we’ll hide
The truth, our fears, ourselves inside,
We’ll walk about as someone else,
Cuz we’re not good enough ourselves.

We’re all to fat, too dumb, too smart,
We’re bad at sports or we suck at art,
We’re all too shy or we’re not that funny,
We’re all too poor or we’ve too much money.

So we must bury who we are
Behind some celebrity or star,
We’ll hurt the weak to show we’re strong,
We betray our friends just to belong.

But by all this, will we find,
Happiness or peace of mind?
And if, we know, we hide ourselves,
Can we then trust no one else?

What drives us to seek power and fame,
And to bring glory to our name?
When what is our greatest good,
But to be loved and understood?

So today, I make my stand,
why don’t you take my hand
I am no more, I am no less.
I am cursed, and I am bleat.

So hurt me if you’re feeling weak.
Cheat me if your future’s bleak,
Brag if you’re not all that great.
Insult me if you’re overweight.

I really, truly hope you do,
I’ve such pity in my heart for you.
I’ve made peace with who I am,
But you are like a frightened lamb.

Why do you seek such fleeting things,
And act as gods and golden kings,
For all things in this world will pass,
Only truth and love will last.

So be a fool if you will,
And your own soul go beat and kill.
Though I hope that you’d be free,
And simple, a happy you, you’d be.

And may the sun soon melt this snow,
And reveal the muddy earth below.
May it warmly shine and glow,
And cause the earth to bloom and grow.

And may I be your shinning sun,
And melt your masks one by one.
May I free you from your cell,
And may your life go very well.

This post was submitted by Isabelle.

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