This Is Us

Only you and I overcoming odds...

We ride together
You and I,
Some times in silence
Most times talkative
At times squabbling.

This is us
With family and friends,
Long lost to bad choices and death
Economic crisis and self destruction
Drugs and alcohol,
Separating them from our lives.

We still travel
You and I who survive,
Overcoming all odds in a society
That bet against us,
Yet look what happened...

The very things social order intended
To use for our annihilation,
We turned to our advantage.
Used the scourge to strengthen our will,
Overcoming adversity to rise above it all.