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Expectations force you to a narrow pass
On your left a mountain of resistance
On your right you find a valley of disappointments
And it’s hard to imagine it’s all hallucinations
The reality is that the mountain is one you can climb
You can in fact reach it’s greatest heights
By only taking one step at a time
Breaking the limitations of expectations on your mind
The next step to your right is also a joke
There is no cliff, no hell fire and smoke
We all make mistakes and eventually choke
It’s meant for a laugh as we press onward in hope
Don’t let expectations be your bondage
Just because they’re near doesn’t give them a right to homage
Although some may count it against you
Life is not the sum of your scores
Take your next step with no regrets
And break down the wall if there is no door.

What? Thought you could always expect a door?

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I can’t explain myself,
not with words you want to hear
But I can’t reduce my self
To a man who holds nothing dear
It is a decision of character
Rather than of circumstance
I will love her better
And it has nothing to do with romance
I’d rather live filled with pains
Than fill my coming death with regret
When given these options
I’ll take the one you won’t soon forget
And I sure won’t forget it either
On this rough road I chose to travel
I close the door behind me as I enter
Eyes front, yelling back, “Turn the deadbolt!”

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Some birds are born free
And any assistance to thee
Would cage them from all they might otherwise be
Some birds only know their cage
Never a passing thought they’re the same
As those soaring on a different plane
Some men seek to stand behind
A woman flying with no greatness to hide
Only to hinder her from reaching her greatest height
Some men break the bars
Becoming a ramp to the stars
Tearing the cages apart
To these men
I implore you, listen
Empower your women
You may build a tower
Around your beautiful flower
And she’ll never shine brighter
You may release the dragon
But until she knows it her life drags on
She needs to find the fire in herself to be strong
Some girls are born free
Some girls only know their cage
Sometimes you must leave them be.

Only then will some birds discover what they were created to be.

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Lately, I’ve been seeing too much of you
Honestly, I’ve still got time to kill too
And I suppose I’ve nothing better to do
So let’s hash it out until we’re through
But even after I’ve come to hate
This person I can’t help but debate
I can’t escape, when my mirror shows your face
And your limits are bound to mine as if it were fate
One of us has to be wrong tonight
But that makes neither of us right
Neither I nor you have a clue, but still fight
And all it accomplishes is tearing apart our mind.

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I know more Atheists that pray
Than it is worth the time counting
Hiding in the haze of mystery
Their numbers quickly growing
Willing to speak a firm amen
After the fervent prayer of a saint
Because they want the blessings
Without knowing the God that gave
Falsified religious belief
Strong enough to convince themselves
But never practicing what they preach
Still expecting to avoid the flames of hell
Like they fear punishment
More than they believe in it
While they adore their own ideal of heaven
They are unwilling to put the effort in
To changing the world in which we live.
Wolves in sheep’s clothing
Are more common than you’d think.

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The way she writes her y’s,
Her laugh and huge goofy smile,
The way tears appear in her eyes
Things I haven’t thought of for a while

But nonetheless reasons to adore her
And I will adore her, like it’s going out of style
And will continue to forever
Every inch of every new mile.

I hope people call her lucky
When she walks down the aisle
Because she deserves the best man I can be
And a romance that’s absolutely wild

She’s beautiful, the brightest gem
And it’s so much deeper than the Nile
Farther than will be seen by most men
But then again, I’ve yet to see it all myself.

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Willing that it be broken
I’ll put my heart out there,
Or if you prefer, held dear
I’ll be your lighthouse on a pier
When you think I’ve all but disappeared
I will shine bright and sway your heart from it’s fear
I’ll not abandon my post at this dock
Come rain, snow, or shotgun slug
I’m not going to bail out on us
Even when the going gets rough
Which it most assuredly will
But still, my choice is mine to steel
my heart isn’t one you can steal
It’s given of my own appeal
And neither of us should reel
In our mind on what the other feels
At consequences of love’s burial
Should that be the hand we deal
I’m being realistic and that’s the deal
No two ways about it, though painful it’s real.

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