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NEVERTHELESS (SHE PERSISTED)


SHE WAS WARNED
BY THE ONES WHO KNEW BETTER
NOT TO SING HER SONG.
THE TUNE WAS PRETTY
THE WORDS WERE TRUE
BUT THE TIME WAS WRONG.
SHE WAS GIVEN AN EXPLANATION
THEY SAID TAKE A BREATH. REASSESS.
BUT NEVERTHELESS…
 
SHE SANG OUT
THROUGH THE STREETS AND FROM ROOFTOPS,
FILLING EACH DARKENED ROOM
HER VOICE WAS SMALL BUT
IT ECHOED AND GREW
AS IT PIERCED THE GLOOM.  
AND THE GHOSTS AT THE GATES WERE CHILLING
SHE CRIED, SHE’D LATER CONFESS,
BUT NEVERTHELESS
SHE PERSISTED.
 
TIL THE WALLS CAME DOWN
AND THE CEILING BROKE
TIL THE WAY THEY SAID IT HAD TO BE
WENT UP IN SMOKE
SHE SANG UNTIL
THE WORLD AWOKE
SHE RESISTED.
SHE PERSISTED.
 
SHE PUSHED ON
THROUGH THE LISTERINE KISSES,
AND THE ABSINTHE DREAMS.
PAST TIRED CONVICTIONS
AND DEAD IDEAS
AND WORN OUT THEMES.
SO SEASON TURNED SLOWLY TO SEASON
WITH HARDLY A HINT OF SUCCESS
BUT NEVERTHELESS
SHE PERSISTED.
 
TIL THE WALLS CAME DOWN
AND THE CEILING BROKE
TIL THE WAY THEY SAID IT HAD TO BE
WENT UP IN SMOKE
SHE SANG UNTIL
THE WORLD AWOKE
SHE RESISTED.
SHE PERSISTED.
 
OO OO OO OO
OO OO OO OO
OO OO OO OO
A THING THAT SEEMS SO STRONG
MIGHT JUST BE OLD.
 
TIL THE WALLS CAME DOWN
AND THE CEILING BROKE
TIL THE WAY THEY SAID IT HAD TO BE
WENT UP IN SMOKE
SHE SANG UNTIL
THE WORLD AWOKE
SHE RESISTED.
 
TIL THE WALL COMES DOWN
TIL THE CEILING BREAKS
THE FORGOTTEN RISE                    
THE FOUNDATION SHAKES
THE IGNORED ARE HEARD
AND THE WORLD AWAKES.
SING.
RESIST.
PERSIST.


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