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The band spoke not to the masses,
but to those whose wrists wore slashes.
Their words lacked a semblance of formality,
but were meant for those with abnormality.
The message was for all those whose pain was immense;
it told them it was time to rise, Rise Against.

Rise Against the injustice and pain.
Defend the memory of the slain.
Stand for those who are helpless.
Always try to be selfless.
Work hard for better futures.
Treat the world's wounds with sutures.

Rise Against their pseudo-perfection.
With music, they gave us direction.
Do not let yourself be tame.
Do not give in to their game.
Fight back, but not with violence,
and do not live in silence.

Rise Against the corrupt regime.
They are not as strong as they seem.
Live only by your moral laws.
Stand up, stand out, embrace your flaws.
Arm-in-arm, we make a wall.
Together, we can stand tall.

Rise Against the fanatic;
those whose beliefs are static.
They fear our success, our progress,
and so it is us they oppress.
In time, my suffering brothers and sisters,
we rid ourselves of these emotional blisters.

The vision we seek is not a myth.
I quote now, the words of Tim McIlrath:
"We have a moral obligation," we do,
"to leave this world a better place," brand new,
"than the world that we've found." it's true.
A poem about the amazing band "Rise Against." I hope you all like it!

"We have a moral obligation to leave this world a better place than the world that we've found." - Tim McIlrath
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AlchemyIsMyMuse Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this poem and I love that band
Blazin8004 Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! And yeah, I love Rise Against too ♥
AlchemyIsMyMuse Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :)
WolfsoulPhoenix Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this!!(from one fan to another ;)) I think they would be honored and moved by this as well.
Blazin8004 Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope so. It would be crazy if it somehow made it to them... >_> And hurray for being fans ^_^
WolfsoulPhoenix Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I believe they do have a Facebook page , :)
Blazin8004 Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
O_O; All of my hesitation.
This is beautiful!
They are lucky to have a fan like you, who truly understands them.
Blazin8004 Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, thank you so very much for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D
Aw, you're welcome!
Keep up with writing , you're great at it!
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