Something we probably all have through much of our lives. From the pen of one who in his early years had to fight his own civil war to gain independence from a boarding school I was stuck in. Not really the subject of this piece, however.

DESIRE FOR INDEPENDENCE

c2018 Brian Beecher


Want to get something started but itís hard
With folks saying not in my back yard
To summon the courage with some speed
Iíll have to follow my own lead
As tension builds throughout the day
I feel there has to be a better way

And my desire for independence
Will crash some fences
Thatís for sure
Doesnít have to be one or the other
Iíll take some cover
As long as I can find a cure

At our best when our most childish needs
And fears are triggered with great speed
Some steady grounding sure would help
Balance our lives and make us well
More fun, joy and passion comes to call
But our world donít want you to stay small

And my desire for independence
Will crash some fences
Thatís for sure
Doesnít have to be one or the other
Iíll take some cover
As long as I can find a cure

If youíve always done things a certain way
Take a different route to save the day

And my desire for independence
Will crash some fences
Thatís for sure
Doesnít have to be one or the other
Iíll take some cover
As long as I can find a cure