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Author Name: Freeramonathompson 1 Comments
Date Added: July 17, 2013 16:07:11 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
Category: Lyrics Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
I'm Standing On Wood

Inspired by real ghosts as seen and heard on Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel!

 

I'm black and proud

Tall

Even when they tried to make me small

I stood up

I fought back

No whips

No chains

Ever broke me down

Cause I'm....

 

Chorus

 

I'm standing on wood

On wood

Yeah, I'm standing on wood

White man tried to enslave me

Own me like a dog

But firm I stood my ground

No backing down

When I'm standing on wood

Yeah, on wood

Praise ye lord

I'm still here

And I'm standing on wood

 

Oppression

Depression

Words cannont bound me

Make of me their prisoner

Cause here on this earth

I am only a body

Only the flesh

This dirt beneath my feet

It is not my soul

Just an illusion

I know where the real me be

And the real me be...

 

Chorus

 

I have clawed

I have risen

Up and over

Moved aside mountains of Hell

To reach my Heaven above

The scars remain

Memory and ghost here linger

But it's all good cause I made it still

Despite it all

Everything they did and said

To bend

To break me

It's all good

Cause I'm still here...

 

Chorus

 

Strong

Like steel

Past life

My will survives

A part of me goes on

Lives on

To fight another day

No man will I call master

No, not ever again

For I am truely free now

Thank God almighty

Free at last

Flowing like a tiny pond

Someday to make a mighty river

Never been stronger then I am today

Out of the flesh

Into the most holy of ghost

I am

Oh yes I am....

 

Chorus 2X

 

2013 Ramona Thompson

 

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Comments:
Comment By: FreeRegina Woiler on July 18, 2013 09:38:43 PM Report
A lovely piece.  I enjoyed the subject and style of this .  Thank you for sharing.




 


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