I See Potential

This is what I see as I begin my career,
Crippled culture in a banal fear,
Musky shadows coagulating under cowards,
Annihilating hope, grace, respect, flowers

A moment wished to be skipped in time,
Please throw courage at the fire, not crime,
Knowledge is power, only if we use it,
The tools are in your head, not your grip.

If revenge is your joy, I pray thee bereft,
You have permission to be humble,
Why stray from true dignity and peace?
Take a deep breath, let yourself release.

So many view life through a burdened eye,
Exchange lenses, slowly evolve your ty,
Life is a lovely journey of choice,
Pick love or hate, it's your voice.

Copyright 2005 Robert Pepper