This is an Anthem

The sun

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This might be more of a song, but since it’s National Poetry Month and I haven’t posted any poetry, I’ll call it a poem. Its tortured rhythm could be a result of listening alternately to “Some Nights” and “Carry On” by Fun. while I wrote it.

Be loving. Be strong.

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Don’t look for me when I’m gone

The me in your eyes wasn’t me

I was in your eyes all along

.

And your eyes aren’t wrong

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Once you were a little one

Your blue eyes hated the sun

You’re grown up today, blind anyway

So let it shine on

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They’re going home, they’re on the road

Be gone they say if you can’t share the load

And travel on alone

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You know somewhere deep inside

They took bets on your flagging pride

And hoped you would call it a draw

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The math doesn’t hold

They’ve got a hundred truths

You’ve got one

And they swear they’re right

They’ve earned the blood they take tonight

Just lie back and feel the light

One last time

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Yeah, raise your face with a burning pride

Let the sun be your guide

It always leads you to the sky

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Now this is an anthem

This is a hundred choirs singing strong

A thousand drummers driving on the melody

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It took forty years to get here boy

So why not make a hell of a noise

You’re not going home

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Go on and blaze this empty road

With me forever in your eyes

I swear some days you’ll be alone

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But your eyes aren’t wrong

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©2013 Jason Anderson

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