I stand because I was taught to-
Never stop fighting.
I walk with my head held high-
Because I ignored their jeers.
I don't cry myself to sleep because-
It will heal nothing.
I push on because there is no victory-
I don't need rest until I have won;
Won my freedom.
Freedom comes with a high price,
But I'm willing to pay.
I'm willing to pay because-
I'm not willing to lose.
I stand because no one else will,
Even though I'm terrified.
I'm terrified but it's okay,
Because in the end, It's worth the risk.
I stand because I know-
I can win.
I stand because-
I CAN stand.