Thursday, December 22, 2016

Inspirational lyrics from Holly Near

I am open and I am willing
For to be hopeless would seem so strange
It dishonors those who go before us
So lift me up to the light of change

There is hurting in my family
There is sorrow in my town
There is panic in the nation
There is wailing the whole world round

May the children see more clearly
May the elders be more wise

May the winds of change caress us
Even though it burns our eyes

Give me a mighty oak to hold my confusion
Give me a desert to hold my fears
Give me a sunset to hold my wonder
Give me an ocean to hold my tears

Thanks to my good friend Ethel Gullette for sending this my way in her birthday wishes. 

2 comments:

Unknown said...

What a beautiful birthday gift, Jill. Enjoyed Holly's poem.

Jill Kelly said...

Me too. Isn't it gorgeous?