Shared Shed Tears

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If today
I should wake up dead

Show the world
The tears i never shed.

As if by shedding them now
I somehow shed them time and time again
That way the world would remember the pain
That was brought about by yesterdays shame.

Be sure to claim
My part of the blame
In what came
To be known as the era
Of way too many an error
That led to the terror
Of our social weather.


Its all sun
And clear blue skies
When lies are being televised

So do not act surprised
When the price
Of good deeds starts to rise
To fulfill the needs of our greed.

We need to heed
That making each other bleed
Is not the way to lead-
Ourselves into a future where-
We do not need
To plead in order to be freed
From the grasp of the things we did.

We endorse war
In always wanting more.

Yet, what we're fighting for
Kills more people by the score
Then the petty wars
That leave our floors
Littered with the proof of our flaws.

If today 
I should wake up dead.

Show the world
The tears i never shed.

As if by shedding them now
I somehow shed them time and time again.
That way the world would remember the bloodshed
That was brought about by the violence we shared.

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the one who will win.

Roger Bannister

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