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We Here Now | RISE Builder Poetry

We Here Now | RISE Builder Poetry

At each RISE graduation in Nebraska, Builders have the opportunity to perform a song, spoken word, poem, or even a skit to celebrate the success they've had.

Here, OCC graduate, Marlo, shared with us his powerful poem of going from an outcast, to a total success.

Not only did Marlo share his poem during his RISE graduation, he was able to share it with the public community just days after he reentered the community.

We are so proud of Marlo and his drive to keep building his family stronger and making his life abundant and a gift to others.

We Here Now

We didn't always know, where we was headed...
But we here now!

 We didn't always know, what it would look like...
But we here now!

 We couldn't quite imagine what it would feel like...
But we here now!

 We probably still can't find, the right words to say...
But we here now!

 We possibly didn't even know, where and how to start...
But we here now!

 Maybe we never even seen, any worth or importance within ourself...
But we here now!

 Blacksheep and outcast.. .
But we here now!

 Thru all the Burned Bridges and Jaded Perception...
We here now!

 Thru all the falls, fears, frustration, and fatigue pain...
We here now!

 Thru all the resentment, abandonment and disbelief...
We here now!

 Thru all the scratches, scrapes, and scar wounds that have no color...
We here now!

What does a chance embody?
What does an opportunity embolden?

What does finishing something feel like?
What does envisioning more sound like?
What does the air of validation smell like?
What does the flavor of a win finally taste like?

 Life is one lap at a time where we start, the same place we finish....

 But where does that next step beyond take you?
We here now!

So I say to you: Lift your head up... We want more... 

We became more...

We will do more...

Because we have more to give, more to gain, and we gonna do the most with it..

CAUSE WE HERE NOW!!!!!