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BATTLE CRY

Standing
in the center of the world
screaming,
in vocal opposition and defiance
toward every backwards absurdity
of typical life

Declaration
through piercing sound waves,
signaling that awareness
will force
a once sleeping army
into war

This howl seems
like a spotlight
over every ocean,
as a beacon
stating the world
will not walk blind
one more uncomfortable step

The battle cry calls
for the strong
to guide the weak,
assist each other
in understanding
the power of one’s self

And with a head tilted back
wailing endlessly,
each listener
turns their attention
toward the noise

Comprehension
may not arrive
in that instant,
but after reflection
will appreciation soon arise

The call to arms
forces a cease fire
of blaming one another,
instead,
harnessing the fear
and heavy burden
of consequence

A plea of passion
announced aloud-
a message pure,
righteous
and without deceit