Sentinel Call

Steady beat the drums of fate
While we work and while we wait
For providence and ties that bind
With friends we love and family mind

From eastern shores there comes a myst
That wonders if we should exist
To seize upon our every breath
And sign the warrant for our death

Everyday takes away the moments we are here
A life to live and try to hide the poison of our fear
Differences break ties that bind, it’s time to build a wall
But heroes rise to exercise the gift of sentinel call

We run from storms that’s how we’re born to see another day
But sentinels are washed of fear and run the other way
Into the snow and emerald glow of monsters from the sky
As we shelter in our place, they do not wonder why

Courage facing green and submarine is not
The measure of your fortitude is taken by a shot
The myst of fear is in your veins but never in your heart
We’re all the same but different now and that’s the hardest part

They risk themselves for us and them because there is no line
Between us we are all the same, all we have is time
The river bell will never yield, it rings to call us home
But sentinels embrace the call so you won’t die alone

We run from storms that’s how we’re born to see another day
But sentinels are washed of fear and run the other way
Into the snow and emerald glow of monsters from the sky
As we shelter in our place, they do not wonder why

And with the myst still in her veins but cast out from her heart
She looks upon the city streets and she has done her part
To bring us all together now as family we don’t know
No us and them or you and me, we’re all in the same show

The sun will set from shore to shore, we always will want more
But sentinels will cross the sky so we have hope to store
We’re family now as we have been from the very start
But we are blind until we learn to see us from our heart

We run from storms that’s how we’re born to see another day
But sentinels are washed of fear and run the other way
Into the snow and emerald glow of monsters from the sky
As we shelter in our place, they do not wonder why

Dedicated to Christina Bailey

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