lift the burden

(c) 2014 Laurie Childers


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we make roads out of rubble

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and songs out of cries

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but one can never live a lie too long


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sorrow and joy find my love in another way

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still, my heart opens to you and I’m

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feeling clearer, feeling stronger as I grow


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I’ve learned it’s best to mostly listen

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with due respect, and patiently

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to watch what is happening

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and always speak from the heart


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ah, we do what we must do

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and we learn what we can

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like my friend said, take a deep breath

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‘cause we’re in for the very long haul


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lift the burden ‘cause we’re in for the very long haul