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Monday, April 25, 2016

"Rise Up" Lets talk about the fighter I see in you

A conversation in the key of the broken and tire teachers of the world

A teacher friend called me late last night.
She said I am tire and broken.
I can't go on any more.
I am leaving.
No one cares about children, teachers or public schools.
I can't stay without losing my humanity.
I am not a robot.
I am bleeding for my students, and no one cares.
I am alone and lost.

My reply...
I too am broken,
I too am tried,
I too feel alone,
The only thing keeping me standing is you.
I can't leave my students to the robots and the heartless.
On my knees I beg you Please, Please, Please stay.
Of course I'm crying,
My staying depends on your staying,
We can walk it out,

Lets go over that Avon Mountain on Saturday,
Lets walk and talk about the fighter I see in you.

Some verse and Andra Day's Rise Up Lyrics

For you the broken down and tire ones,

You are beautiful,
You inspire me,
You are loved,
In you I see the face of God,
In you I feel God's grace,
I hear Andra Day's Rise Up singing:

"You're broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry-go-round
And you can't find the fighter
But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains

And I'll rise up
I'll rise like the day
I'll rise up
I'll rise unafraid
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousand times again
And I'll rise up
High like the waves
I'll rise up
In spite of the ache
I'll rise up
And I'll do it a thousand times again
For you [4x]"

For you my mother, my father, my sister, my brother, my fellow teachers, for you are God's people.
Tell it on every mountain I am blessed by walking together with the tire and broken.
We gonna walk it out,

Jesse The Walking Man TurnerIf you like to hear Andra Day's "Rise up"
If you want to walk it out together come to DC 7/8/16 and march with us the no longer broken, the no longer tired, come rise up together.

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