By Tony DeLorger © 2012
I acquiesce to the powers that be,
but live my life by the truth I see,
and in doing so I compromise,
to sacrifice for what I despise.
I accept the roles that fit me in,
with the authorities, the rules and deliberate sin,
but within this heart the meaning's thin,
and I relent my silence to share.
I am no more saint than sinner here,
and I walk the line between what judgements bare,
my thoughts removed from the moral bounds,
instead in thought my heart resounds.
Once removed from commercial life,
I bleed for expression and a gentle mind,
forever against the greed of men,
and the power of control and oppression, sin.
I cannot abide by the world I'm in,
yet if I let go shall my soul rescind,
my crime not action but inaction make,
a world all lost from my own sake.
My life has always been between,
neither this nor that, a purgatory pain,
able to win and lose with grace,
in a world not seen to be a race.
I relent on winning for the sake of me,
and instead just accept my thoughts are free,
and by that I'll live within my bounds,
serene in the silence of my hallowed ground.