It takes courage to speak
silence is easy
quiet is not hard to do
voices take work
speak faith
speak pain
speak help
speak torment
these are the hard things
silence faith
quiet pain
silence help
quiet torment
these are easy to do
It takes courage to speak
open your mind
expose your soul
feel something
Speak your courage


I am more than what you think
or what you assume to know
more than all the gossip
so much I never show

I am more than you
more than you will ever be
even when I’m down
there is still more to me

I am more than this moment
the one that tries to defeat
more than this setback
my heart will still beat

I am more than I realize
reaching down deep inside
to set free
all that lies inside


It is the struggles that makes us strong

the daily trials as we go along

tests of character and of mind

it is in these true strength we find


Though these times may seem so dark

life is never just a walk in the park

with each one we grow a little more

becoming stronger than before


While we walk in the trials we may feel weak

the things about which we do not speak

pushed down by the weight we fight to stand

every now and again with a helping hand


The trials we face the tests of the heart and soul

things over which we have no control

they give us strength they make us strong

able to face whatever this life brings along


Get knocked down things not going well

feeling as if you’re spending time in hell

nothing goes right all lows and no highs

and still you have the strength to rise


Feeling hopeless lost and afraid

the best of plans get waylaid

no words to speak only sighs

and still you have the strength to rise


Heartbroken dreams cast aside

looking for a place in which to hide

failing failing so many tries

and still you  have the strength to rise


Sun breaks through the clouds now gone

a new path unto your feet is shown

triumphant through adversity only truth now no lies

and all because you had the strength to rise

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