Rise Above

So you think you can beat me
and tear me down,
I have something that will
surprise you,
nothing can tear me down
I’ll always rise above.

I fight back against life’s punch’s
and strife.

Bring it on buddy,
There’s nothing I can’t take on.

You can beat me,
Tear me down,
Kick me as I lay on the ground
I’ll still rise above.

I am like a wilted rose,
I might be dry, dusty, and decayed
but my perfume still will rise above
your gravestone and hearth.

I am like smoke,
I always rise above.

I always rise to the occasion,
I always rise when the waves
start rolling over my head,
for I am the wave life is waiting for.

© By Amanda D Shelton