Of the Heart

With the ears of the heart,

Listen close! Listen close!

Hear the pain of the Other;

From judgment depart.

And with the heart’s eyes,

Can you see? Can you see?

How scars manifest

For to be recognized!

Let’s use the heart’s hands.

Could we heal? Could we heal?

Could we heal each wound

As each moment demands?

Oh, to live out of love!

Can we try? Can we try?

Is there hope that we’ll reach

The world we’re dreaming of?

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Crown

Am I just that strange

For wanting so much change?

How can we stop looking for

A way to love each other more?

How can we just leave behind

Our kindred; put them out of mind?

Why must we so quickly fight

The truth and keep it out of sight?

How desperately do we all need

To shed the coverings of greed;

To silence all the strength of fear;

To seek the truth, invite it near!

For only when we open up

Can we rise up and then disrupt

The systems weighing people down,

Depriving royals of their crown.

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Here, Alive

When the shadows overwhelm,

With the Inner Critic at the helm,

It’s hard to see the value I

Might have in someone else’s eye.

I assume the same is true for you,

When you don’t know just what to do

In the face of your own Self-Defeat,

The scripts you’re not sure you can beat.

When you at this steep cliff arrive,

Wondering if you ought to dive,

Know it’s not too late to thrive.

The world needs you here and alive.

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