We Stand Alone

Standing alone

Have you ever been the dark horse in the race
The unsolved file in the missing person case
The one who never quite fitted in anywhere
The one who just couldn't find a place here 
 
We were the one's who always sat alone
Always comfortable on our own 
Never following the herd, making our own way
We are gonna make it out here someday
 
Searching these dusty trails to ambitiously find
What at birth right was rightfully yours and mine 
Stolen away by haters and selfish takers
No one on this soil we tread is above the maker 
 
Our own identity is what we all try to pursue 
Some find it easy as others struggle to do
Some born with a voice straight out of the blocks
Then there are some it's been misplaced and forgot
 
Don't lose your way, stay the course and be defiant 
There's always time to get it back even from a giant
Never give up and take heed in this small fact
Even giants can be slain, just ask ole jack 
 
We are dreamers or silly hearts
This is what sets us apart
Standing tall but no one sees
We don't serve on our knees
 
Sure people make fun of us but we don't really care 
We are the forgotten ones beautiful and rare
They laugh at us cause we're different, but it's all in vain 
We laugh at them back, cause they're all the same 
 
We stand alone in an over crowded room 
We're one of a kind like the man in the moon
Fighting a swift current like of a mighty stream
Standing in defiance as one against a team 
 
Against the system and against the grain 
A little weird and crazy we are a little insane 
Freedom thinkers who aren't afraid to stand tall
Fighting in what we believe never afraid of the fall
 
Being over looked and left out
That is how they make us doubt
Sure their words at times may hurt 
But in the end their plan won't work
 
What is different, people attack
Stand your ground, and push back
We struggle with rules, our hearts freed
Our kindred spirits blowing like a tumbleweed
 
We have the right to take back what is ours
Don't ever let them have our powers
They call us names like weirdos and freaks 
They are the ones who are weak 
 
I keep my faith and to myself I reassure 
You can't win every battle, even if your an outlaw 
Remember a rising tide lifts all boats 
Even shit floats
 
That's why you'll never see me sink
It don't matter what they think
Little thieves are hanged but the great ones escape 
They may get me in a rush, but my heart they'll never take
 
We are the outsiders, the drifters, the oddball
We are totally unique, not like anybody at all
We cut our own path, our own way, our own tracks
We are the ones who watch our backs
Blessed are those who are cracked for we see the light
We stand alone in defiance ready to stand and fight 
Through turmoil, strife and war
Show them we are something more 
In these badlands our spirits roam
Let them know we stand alone
 
Written by Wonderwall79
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Comments (19)

  1. stillstanding

    NICE!!!!

    June 03, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      Thank you I appreciate the read and the comments

      June 03, 2016
  2. SEC

    and yet within there is an ache
    for our creator thought to make
    a creature that thrives the best
    when not alone but with the rest

    June 03, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      Arghhh your talents knows no bounds
      A hidden poet if ever I’ve seen one around

      June 03, 2016
      1. SEC

        you are much too kind not gonna specify what kind

        June 04, 2016
        1. wonderwall79

          Hahahah funny I’ve got an imagination

          June 04, 2016
  3. williamwatts

    Another masterpiece. Thank you so very much for sharing your talent. I tip my hat to you sir.

    June 03, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      Your too kind friend
      Just a scribble really
      I appreciate the time to read my ramblings

      June 04, 2016
  4. shadow-storm

    An excellent maverick credo- well said

    June 03, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      Hahah again I thank you just an outlaws ramblings really
      Too long out in these woods does that to a man

      June 04, 2016
  5. tiggers

    you always amaze me with your words

    June 03, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      Arghhhh how is my friend from Canada
      Hope all is well and thank you just dribbles from a mad man

      June 04, 2016
      1. tiggers

        I am doing okay my friend and hoping you are doing great what you call dribble I call amazing

        June 04, 2016
  6. morningafter7

    You are absolutely awesome, wonderwall! This poem speaks to me more than you can imagine. If the essence of this poem is what we have in common, then I am proud to share it with YOU!

    June 05, 2016
    1. wonderwall79

      You humble an old cowpoke MA7
      Argh indeed we are one of the same.
      a loner who never really fit in anywhere.
      I tip my brim in honour and respect to you Ma7 I’m proud to share it with you as well.
      From an outlaw to a gypsy

      June 05, 2016
  7. macabre360

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUPERB! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    That’s my boy wonderwall79. You say it all and you say it in fine verse and rhyme. In essence we are drifters unsuited for this place in time. We are lone outlaws unfit for the straight and narrow line. We are all Black Birds cast upon these earthly skies of yours and mine.
    ~ ~ ~ Excellent work ww79. ~ ~ ~
    *
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Poe Quote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    “They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who only dream by night.”

    June 09, 2016
  8. wonderwall79

    Spoken like a legend of the west
    A gunslinger better than the rest
    Your words are humbling and kind
    A noble ahead of his time
    With a nod from my brim preferred
    Respect and honour to you black bird

    Ps I loved that quote thanks as always my feathered friend

    June 09, 2016
  9. shadow-storm

    Always come back to this write
    read with appreciation for its very real insight,
    Maybe where we belong in life
    is wherever we make the most of our skills & time-
    Perhaps our place of belonging is in our determination
    To live fully & completely true to ourselves & conscience…

    Maybe Greatness is found in our choices as to how we use what life has given…
    Cheers!

    June 30, 2016
  10. wonderwall79

    Arghhhh shadow storm I’m mesmerised by your insight
    I absolutely love that passage
    Maybe where we belong in life is wherever we make the most of our skills and time.!!
    Your words are like whiskey I drink them down and let them take me to another place if only for awhile

    July 01, 2016