They Beat Us Down

They beat us down
And they pull us apart
They tell us now
We shouldn’t trust our hearts.
Tell us how
We can’t escape loves scars
On we plough
With our fate in the stars.

Why should I heed
To what negative voices say?
When my heart leads
I know I must obey.
If love recedes
Let them laugh upon that day
For so many highs I did breathe
When I kneeled, and bowed, to its way.

© Daniel Breslin