Lift Me Up a Little Higher

Lift me up a little higher so I can see the light
Above the fray of doom and gloom down here,
Desperately I need this boost to ease my plight
I’m afraid I am drowning in this pointless drear.

Sometimes I think Apocalypse is looming near
Positive optimism slowly disappearing from sight
Sometimes I feel eaten alive by an irrational fear
Lift me up a little higher so I can see the light.

Conspiracy theories as black as the darkest night
Designed in the illogical mind to burn and sear
Compel me, make me want to take sudden flight
Above the fray of doom and gloom down here.

I sincerely long for contentment, peace so dear
Or, perhaps, at least a modicum of calm respite
From divisive elements, a social change of gear,
Desperately I need this boost to ease my plight.

‘Tis scarcely my nature to live with foolish fright
Lingering, my foreseeable future at a bronzed bier
Yet, with all the negativity enveloping my might,
I’m afraid I am drowning in this pointless drear.

I diligently seek the way of exuberance and cheer,
To always find ways to focus on the grander right
As long as I have breath, I avoid the noisome jeer
Run to the truth with outstretched arms to fight,
Lift me up a little higher.

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