Shout by Richard Evans I choose to shout my cries echo and ring above skyscrapers past the nebulas the highest height my forefathers could conceive this call for liberty, that holy grail is not a demand for mercy, gifts, or favor but rather a sacrifice devoid of fear a house or throne can lead me to believe finally, the work is done but when my children cry when the past decides the present will no longer suffice I must understand, I must rise again for democracy can be fleeting
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Originally from Los Angeles, California the poet Richard Carl Evans was born in the year 1957. A high school graduate and avid reader he began writing song lyrics around 1990. This led to the discovery of the book ‘Writing the Natural Way’ by Gabrielle Lusser Rico. It was the examples in this book that introduced him to the world of poetry.