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Stand Your Ground When the Storm's a Blowin'

Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher who writes about various subjects, including education and creative writing.

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When a storm’s a blowin’

Stand your ground

When the wild fire’s burin’

Stand your ground

When the mountain starts crumblin’

When the wave starts crashin’

When the sky starts fallin’

Stand your ground

And never back down.

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They’ll come a crashin’

Stand your gound

They’ll come a tearin’

Stand your ground

They’ll come a ragin’

They’ll come a screamin’

They’ll come a cursin’

Stand your ground

And never back down.

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They can’t take your convention

Or your intentions

They can’t rob you of liberty’s way

And proclaim the darkest day

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Their talk is talk

Empty and useless

But your voice

The truest of all

Will prevail

But you must stand

And stand firm and tall.

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Let the storm a blowin’

Let the wild fire’s a burnin’

Let the mountain a crumblin’

They can’t beat you

***

Let them ragin’

Let them screamin’

Let them cursin’

****

It won’t matter

Stand your ground

And never back down.

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© 2018 Dean Traylor

Comments

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on January 30, 2019:

An enjoyable poetic lesson on sticking to your convictions. So important.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 06, 2018:

Awesome poetry.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on March 02, 2018:

I always enjoy reading your poetry, Dean. Love it.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on February 28, 2018:

Thank you. I am happy to share it with them, and I think they will enjoy it.

Dean Traylor (author) from Southern California/Spokane, Washington (long story) on February 28, 2018:

You have my permission.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on February 28, 2018:

Very good, Dean. With your permission, I would like to hand a copy of this to the ladies in my Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Chapter.

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