Rik Bertrand

Rookie - 0 Points (18 April 1959 / Portland, Oregon)

I Shall Rise Up - Poem by Rik Bertrand

Walked upon, trampled down, embedded into the earth
I cry for redemption, and dream for true rebirth.
This world has changed so bitterly, and most hearts run cold,
Lives basic freedoms are only defended by the bold.

Where has all the spirit gone, the peace and the love?
Has all been forgotten of the lord that resides above?
I am only one of millions, but I speak out just the same,
For those of you that bow down to evil, your life is oh so lame.

The righteous will conquer; it is the way it has always been.
I cry now for redemption and a rebirth from all my sin.
I shall not now or ever again be walked on or thrown into the dirt,
I shall standup tall and fight gloriously, so that evil we can divert.

Do not tread on my righteous soul, or that of my brother,
For if you turn your back on God, you best run for cover.
This world is losing a battle and we shall all pay the price,
We must now be strong as ever, we need to be better man than mice.

I have been walked upon, trampled down and embedded into the earth,
But it has given me the will to fight, and shown my real life's worth.
Life sometimes puts you down, and buries you with unloving dirt,
But by the will of god and your true faith, you will rise truly unhurt.

© REB (Dec 2012) why is life the way it is, why are we not as we were

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 21, 2013

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