Follow the Lead

Follow the Lead

A Poem by Rebel Manikin

When the view is hollow

When prospects are shallow

It’s all our pride we swallow

We follow

And we follow

When one feels so empty

When one sees all that is tempting

When we care not of tomorrow

We follow

And we follow

When colors fade into grey

When hope is taken away

When we act to escape our sorrow

We follow

And we follow

When we are young, we’re led by guardians

When we come of age, we’re a blend of our peers and partners

When we are independent with these identities borrowed

We follow

And we follow

 

When we aspire and dream

When we see a problem and need

When we have the will to reach

We lead

And we lead

When we find passion for life

When we find righteous power and might

When we know a way to what we seek

We lead

And we lead

When we hold our heads to the sky

When we wander and ponder upon why

When we fight inside a belief

We lead

And we lead

When we harvest insight for display

When we dig deep beneath to all the inner hidden away

When tears of happiness are the tears that we weep

We lead

And we lead

 

© 2009 Rebel Manikin


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Bud
I really like this one. So full of truth. The ending is profound. The ending lines are strong enough to stand alone. Magnificent.

Posted 10 Years Ago



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Added on December 18, 2009
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