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  • Trapped
    This fragile cage of steel
    Won't hold me in for long today
    Although it has tried its damndest

    I must go about
    Forgetting the death of freedom
    Has cast some doubt
    Upon which boundaries are ok to break

    Faces blurry
    With expectation
    Waiting on the crowd
    To call them out

    Oh such a silly boy

    Man passed out drunk
    Comfortable as the sun sinks
    Above his brow
    Let this warm spring day
    Give you courage
    In your slumber
    Hope you saved some for later

    It is not safe here
    These faces keep us from
    Crying out against this
    Too many neighbors may call us in
    Let us go into that far far land
    They call uninhabited
    I heard that there
    It's ok to shout
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