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Taught you better than this

So dark, hand stretching and shaky How deep, how far, how did I get here? Too scared to cry, the heart beat slows She shouts my name, ears prolong up Taught you better than this! She shouts Yes mama, am faint and fallen too deep I whisper loud enough for only my ears I make a step but slide deeper in the mud Sharp slap across my cheeks stings deep Taught you better than this! She shouts Life’s hard mama, death feels like peace Money with no peace just an empty shell Heart been cheated, trust been a hard word Bones ache at night, brains can’t sleep either Taught you better than this! She shouts Sun streams in, see the angel’s blinking eyes Hope never lost won the mightiest of battles Floors silence when my footsteps softly steps From the stage, I see ears longing for my words You taught me better mama, now I teach best. Fight the demons, the lies of failing and downfall You are a queen, wear the crown and match on Never let a fall keep you on the dusty messy floor Rise up, greatness is not for the soft and fearful You taught me better mama, now I teach best.

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