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I have the Right to Live!

Instead of delivering a prose poetry about my experience of being bullied by a professional, while I was in elementary, I am delivering a newly composed song, I have the Right to Live!, at the Human Experience Meet Up at The Beat Coffee House in downtown Las Vegas tonight @7pm.

Here it is, guys!


1)  Look at me; I’m different as you are!

     Look at me; I’m human as you are!

     You might not like me for a friend;

     You might laugh and scoff in the end,

     But look I’m human as you are

     Who has the right to learn and live!


     I have the right to live…

     Enjoy the life just as you do!

     I have the right to live…

     And learn all stuff that there’s to know.

     But world’s so indifferent

     Has eyes for differences.

     Won’t stop ’til you’re torn apart

     So where’s my right to learn and live?

2)  Hear me, please!  I want to live not die!

      Hear me now and understand it why!

      I did not choose to be this way;

      I like to live life everyday;

      But if you bully me around

      It seems I’m six-feet to the ground!

3)  Bullying is hurting us inside!

     Bullying will haunt you in the end!

     We have the right to live in peace;

     Please be a part for peace to reign!

     Let’s make this world a better place

     Enjoy the life that God has giv’n.

     (copyright: Ed Industan, February 2014)

I hope the message of this song will open the hearts and minds of people, who think bullying is fun!





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Up Against Bullying Anthem Recorded last night!


The Up Against Bullying anthem, STAND UP!,  was recorded last night at The Human Experience Meet Up at The Beat Coffee House in downtown Las Vegas.  Since it was unrehearsed, I still am not sure how it would turn out.  Anyways, I am hoping for the best so that others could listen to its melody and use it with their anti-bullying campaign. 

Also, I have over a dozen songs on anti-bullying geared towards elementary, middle-school and high school students. However, a few songs have melodies that can be sang by adults. Besides these songs, I also have been writing anti-bullying poetry.  Hopefully, a book with accompanying cd would be the end-result of this.  Definitely, I wanted every school to have a student movement on Up Against Bullying.  

Bullying has caused harm to so many already.  Even professional athletes have been experiencing it. Still fresh is the one with the Miami Dolphins!  As the lyric of another composition advices: ” Don’t be so aggressive (aggressive)…In words and actions (aggressive)! …We all have equal right…to learn and have successful lives.  Respect is due to all.  Think twice and be smart this time!”


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Please Try Once More; AGAIN!: A newly composed song for Up Against Bullying Project

Another date with the Human Experience Reading (and singing) at The Beat Coffee House on Monday, Jan. 13th @ 7p.m. Since the Anti-Human Trafficking Group will be speaking and showing a film at the last half of the Meet Up, I decided to sing this newly composed song, which is part of, and hopefully will take off,  an Up Against Bullying Movement. (It also relate to that night’s theme.) I already have 10 songs, mostly are for school children, from elementary to high school, because that where, many of us, experience some sort of bullying, WHICH MUST BE STOPPED!

Anyway, here’s the song.



by: Edmund Industan (c) Jan. 9, 2014

You feel unloved; you’re insecure

You feel alone and so forlorn.

No one to talk; no one to share

You try to rid disturbing thoughts.

But don’t you STOP;

Please try once more, AGAIN!


World is so crowded, but you feel alone.

World’s so divided with ego and pride.

Those in-between can’t find their place in.

End up alone; nursing their wound

Please hear my word,

Please stop and listen to them.

(Repeat I)

Someone is out there who’s ready to hear.

World still has good men, who listen and care.

Trust in yourself; pray that you find

Someone to share your thoughts and fears

Please hear my word

Please choose to do what is good.

(Repeat I)

World, let us better ourselves to live with.

World, we have wisdom, let’s use it with tact.

Please understand, we’re not the same

Some feel alone and so forlorn

So, hear, oh World!

Let’s STOP and listen to them.

(Repeat I)


If you live in Vegas, come on and join the group, even just to listen to poets singing, rapping, reading, and strumming their guitars and ukulele.  For me?  We’ll, I told the group last week that I’m branding myself “a capella”. Please come early as The Beat Coffee House is always full to the max on Monday night.  Yes,  because of the Human Experience.  See ya!

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You don’t have to pray!  I’m beginning to build up some thick skin to sing in front of strangers at The Beat Coffee House in downtown Las Vegas.

Tonight will be another song, which I just composed.  Wheww.. New Year has just begun and am tired already.  Sign of getting older and older every minute of the year.

Anyway, here’s the presentation tonight!

A delivery of Senryu!      Crow’s getting grayish!

                                        Slowlly limping needing brace!

                                        I’m tired of waiting!

(Well, if other presenters opens with a ‘green’ joke, I might change the phrase,”needing brace’ with “VIAGRA?’)

And here’s the newly composed song that follows:



(c) Edmund Industan, Jan. 5, 2014

I’m tired of waiting for you!

I’m tired of promises!

I’m tried of all that you do!

They crumble into pieces!


For I’m just a man

Molded from a clay

Breath given to me

Nursed with a caring heart!

Oh, please hear me now!

Please do me a vow!

But if you don’t care

Please don’t stale me for a year

“Coz I’m tired!



I’m tired of writing to you!

I’m tired to think and dream!

I’m tired and I’m feeling blue

For answers never came!

(Repeat chorus)


I’m tired of waiting for you!

No sense of faithfulness!

No matter what you will do

It’s always hit and miss!

(Repeat chorus)


My 5-min.of embarrassing fame is up!  Have the best New Year everyone!

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