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Show the Wrong Ones Out

by Michael Channing

Show the Wrong Ones Out from Off Course by Michael Channing

speak your mind
know you may be wrong
and when you are
let the admission make you strong
fill your soul
know what brings you peace
and when you find it
put it into song

there are people in the world
that poetry can't touch
don't let 'em touch you
they'll only stain your heart
there are people in the world
who own more than they're worth
don't let 'em buy you
they'll sell you for parts

be alone
find a place of safety
when you return
we'll welcome you again
laugh out loud
at your own stupid jokes
whoever joins you
let 'em be your friend

there are people in the world
that laughter cannot move
don’t let 'em near you
they’ll pull you from your height
there are people in the world
that love has never known
don’t let 'em know you
they're jealous of your light

Take Yourself a Friend


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