Rivers

Last night I cried
A river of tears streaming out
This I not why I signed up for
My stance would not redoubt.
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I didn’t ask for war and hate
Ignorance, violence, and fear
I didn’t think I would face this place
Horror and pain, year after year.
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I tell myself, I am not depressed
Just sick and tired of it all
I am not unwell
Just suffering from the fall.
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Each little stream
Running down the lines of my face
Create a larger river
Running into that familiar place.
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Crying me a deep dark river
Running out of tears
Crying me a deep dark river
Over days and into years.

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I’ll Meet You Soon

Oh, I’ll meet you soon, yes, I’ll search far and oh so wide
I won’t miss your life’s show, gladly be at your side.
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I’ll look for you in that blue summer sky
Sitting on a cloud, I’ll wave and smile as you float by.
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I’ll call out to you, as you rest on the dark side of the moon
I am sure I’ll be there quickly, perhaps by the last day in June.
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I’ll send out a signal, directed to the brightest and largest star
You can wait there for me, I know it’s a trip, but not too awfully far.
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I’ll find you shining there, at the crisp dark end of this universe
I know I can do it, I’ll just take a left at God’s empty purse.
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This is my cosmos, just a long silvery-lit dream come true
Oh, I’ll meet you there, just follow this celestial map that I drew.