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You, yes…you!!

What the hell are you waiting for?

Don’t you see all the shit that’s going on right now?

And you’re just lying there, not doing anything about it!

I know what you think about every day and night

You’re always shouting, screaming, complaining that someone should stop

all the corruption, all the injustice, all the racism, all the poverty….

 

Well…are you really just gonna stay there sitting down after everything?

What the fuck is wrong with you?

You want all these problems to be solved

Yet, you act like it’s not your fucking problem,

so now, all of a sudden, you don’t want to deal with any of it

How will you ever know that maybe this was the purpose you were put on this Earth?

Maybe you’re the light that people are waiting for to guide them

That starving child’s hero

Or maybe even the hero that that hippie man always wanted to be

 

You want to know how to make your voice heard?

You want me to teach you how to be an influence on others?

I’m sorry, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to do that

That’s something that comes deep within you, you know

A feeling that connects your heart to your brain

An emotion that makes the blood rush through your head and your body and your soul

A thought that fades into a form of expression that speaks for itself

An action that makes the world believe again

 

Can you find it within you to search for that all alone?

Please tell me you will

Please tell me you can

Because you already have the reasons on why you should

You know I will always be here, so just remember I believe in you

But I can only do so much to help you be a fighter and a leader

As I am simply your own reflection shining upon this broken mirror 

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