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How quickly I slide
back down the mountain
how slowly I climb up again

Wish it was the
other way around

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When I Want to Quit

heavy load,source
Sometimes I give up
quit, don’t want to
do this anymore
too hard, God
this life You gave me
can’t do it anymore

My child, He whispers
I will help you
never do I leave you alone

Hearing these words
lifts the burden
lightens the load
renews my faith
and I continue on
renewed, knowing
God is ever with me
helping me each
step of the way

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Call in the Clowns

Call in the clowns
fill the balloons
let’s have a party
get rid of gloom
tell everyone
come and play
by hook or crook
it’s a happy day!

I grumble as I
get out of bed
knees ache, gonna’ rain
whine about this
complain about that
what a day to
start my day.

Then I decide
which I want
bring in the clowns
it’s a happy day!

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Leave Room for Faith


Do not explain away
the mysteries of the Divine
with sage philosophies
rigid religions
cultural expectations

Leave room for the
unfathomable
awe
humility
faith

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Mirror’s Truth


The mirror of the world
shows me my face
when I am glum
only dark clouds
do I see

Ah, but when my heart
is at peace
the reflection
is a sweet summer day
filled with flowers
butterflies and skies
so blue the angels sing

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Summer Fun


Lick the popsicle
fast before it melts away
happy summer fun

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The Perfect Life


Suppose life was what
you wanted it to be
perfect in every way
day after day of pleasure
how long would it take
before you felt bored?
Then what would you do?

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