By Steven Carter

as creation moves
and we exist
we look for answers
in the mist
like suffocating fish
we are oppressed
told we are sinners
for lips we've kissed
but through the darkness
comes a ray of light
a hope lit candle
is in our sight
for though suffocated are we
we have strength to speak
to live and love
we live to be
come into the circle
where our strength combines
we hold each others hand
and push on through our lives
through great moments of pain
we weep for our lost
and realize now
our choices cost
but if we rise, if we over come
we can see the prize
we can live as one
be the waters high, and far across
we are proud and alive
so stand in our circle
and stand up with pride


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