When you tell people

who you are

sometimes you’ll be


Are you really who you say

some want to see

if you’ll fail

like them

we don’t have to do that

to one another

All we have to do

is lift each other up


as we lift

one another

we both RISE


I Know You


I know you

I know why you said that

I remember you

you’ve been through a lot

so I hear why you’re

telling her not to cry

but everybody ain’t always

as strong as you

when you are


it would be nice

but it seems that way

but it’s not