Orange with a Hint of Yellow

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i need this

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i didn’t ask for fireworks

i asked for fairness

necessitated clarity

coveted safety

saying i wanted respect

reasoning i needed a return

never again doubting my worth

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i ran around for so long

i longed to stroll through evergreen trees

trying to be my own answer

answering every potential call

calling out to heaven for a miracle

making my vision a reality

vying for god’s favor

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i earned my spot under the sun

i sought my own guiding light

developed my own insight

dreamed of what i had forgotten

found what i was missing

meanwhile feeling something lacking

finding myself wanting more

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i want to marry the two

i want what i need

need what i want

wrapping the two together

twisting my happiness into a lie

making do with just one

willing my desires gone

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