The Difference

This Is the difference,
Between lions and mice.
This is the difference,
Between fire and ice.
This is the difference,
Between a monster or beast.
This is the difference,
Between the Booth and the streets.

I speak about reality, life and its fatalities
Love and all its fallacy, war and lost cavalry
Seen the dark nights, through the eyes of a lion
When the people are angry, and the children are cryin
Their faces show promise of never ending the fight
The people who won’t give under the pressures of life
We struggle and we rise, we hustle and we pride
Ourselves to be alive through the life that we’ve survived
We never talk to talk, were too busy in action
We walk the walk and we bleed out our passions
We raise our hands as a fist and we swing it fight
Not for whats left we only fight for whats right
They take their classes on speech but never been on the streets
Ya see they talking they talk and never missing a beat
They never hunger to the point where they needed to steal
Where they needed to steal just to eat up a meal

This Is the difference,
Between lions and mice.
This is the difference,
Between fire and ice.
This is the difference,
Between a monster or beast.
This is the difference,
Between the Booth and the streets.

It’s the difference we make and the difference you don’t
Between the people who will and the people who won’t
Theres only few who would fight, and fight with their life
At the end of a barrel or at the blade of a knife
I’ve looked fear in the eyes with out a shiver of fright
Turn the world with my words and deliver the night
We feed our families with our hopes and our wishes
And starve ourselves ona quest for a vision
And some of us wander with no where to go
And freeze to death in the streets because the world is so cold
We’re political activists who protest the war
While your sending your troops to murder the sick and the poor
So raise your hand In the air try to grab it and miss
And what your left with is your hand as a fist
So swing it to fight for the people who can’t
and when your legs are the weakest hold yourself up and stand

This Is the difference,
Between lions and mice.
This is the difference,
Between fire and ice.
This is the difference,
Between a monster or beast.
This is the difference,
Between the Booth and the streets.

-Chance Two Crow, AmeriCorps Leadership and Conservation Corpsmember

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