Image of a cross on a mountaintop
Faith. Photo by Jeff Jacobs // Pixabay

It’s only because of my faith 
It’s only because I won’t fuss 
It’s only because I can’t cuss 
It’s only because I must believe  

“Still I rise”  

It’s only because of others, w-ho  
I call my sisters and brothers, its only 
Because I’m a role model I know  

“Still I rise”  

I’m still learning not to hold 
A grudge. Can’t, won’t, must not cover 
In fudge. It’s only because  
I believe “Still I rise.”  

I have a man who helps me  
All he can, with him I  
Believe and know  

“I will rise” 
“I will rise” 
“I will rise”