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Michael Ryan


This is how we rise up,
from the dirt, blacked out
burnt down, everything turned
Then we made an exit
and as God is my witness
with so much blood on my knees
you turned into someone else
but I can relate
heavy is the highway
with much resistance
hear the thunder bang violent as a hurricane
I'm not budging
Run me over like a freight train
We need to feel this way
I deserve take and use it up
It's emotional strength because
you can't break me. I'm too strong today
Do you see me now?
These words jump off the screen
and speak for themselves
I'm so thankful
I must have the greatest guardian angel
so please don't think that I'm not grateful for you
I was just losing me in a padded room
Now I'm swimming in the vacuum
fishing for celestial bodies
drinking with the moon
shooting the stars
Now they know how we feel inside
and I feel the risen rays
No more prisoner of chains
A freedom writer
born to hear the angels sing.

Michael Ryan
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