What do we do,
When the world is falling apart?
People around us;
Swaying, giving in.
They said freedom was ours,
That we had a choice.
Yet they strip it away;
Telling us we are taken care of.
What is freedom, amidst tyranny?
What is faith, when not shared?
What is truth, when surrounded by lies?
What is love, when we are poisoned by hate?
They may force,
They may push us.
They may lie;
Try to deceive us.
Yet we will not give in.
We will not betray our beliefs.
We will hold fast and not yield.
We will not bend to them, even if it means we break.
We will not be beckoned by their lies;
The truth is what we believe in.
It has always shown the brightest,
And it will always defeat the darkness.
We will rise above our fear,
We will stand and not fall.
We will cling to love and hope.
We do not give in. We stay true.
They may take away our freedom,
But they will not have our loyalty.
– Keziah Hofmann