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What are the Words to Your Life Song?

By on Apr 30, 2009


Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. – Emory Austin

Article written by Alex Blackwell. Connect with me on Facebook.

There is a special song meant just for you and one intended only for me. No one else is experiencing what I am experiencing nor does anyone else think, feel or love like me; or like you. Through my life’s journey, a song is being written. The power of this song resonates through me and echoes in my mind when I need to hear its reassuring beat.

Our life song has a perfect melody and its rhythm is calibrated with our souls. We hum the lyrics on the days we are happy and on the days we are sad and on all the other days in between. We have memorized its cords and can play the notes by memory. Our life song is our anchor when we don’t know what to do, but we know we don’t want to give up.

Word by word and verse by verse, my life song is being written across my heart. The words are becoming easier to find and their meaning is clearer. My life song is on the end of my lips waiting to be heard. This song will be with me forever – in this world and in the next.

My life song

Deep in woods of loblolly and oak
cupped hands trap fireflies and then open to show freedom.
This child needs to be rescued, too.
What keeps him from freedom are the things no child should see.

Waiting, hoping, feeling less than good enough
I’ve told myself for too long.
It’s time to be me, to be real, to live my life and to never look back.
There is still plenty of time to look ahead and believe.
Faith will get me there.
There is still time for the child in me to be free.
There is still plenty of time left for me.

In this crowded world there is still a plan.
His work is not over and I stand ready
for the next stroke, gentle adjustment and delicate touch.
Working on me is not a job, it is a joy.
One I’m learning to share, too.

Waiting, hoping, feeling less than good enough
I’ve told myself for too long.
It’s time to be me, to be real, to live my life and to never look back.
There is still plenty of time to look ahead and believe.
Faith will get me there.
There is still time for the child in me to be free.
There is still plenty of time left for me.

Love grows in my heart and I share it graciously
with the child who never received a mother’s loving touch.
I now watch him play, chase fireflies and believe
there is still plenty of time left for him and
there is still plenty of time left for me.

The BridgeMaker Founder Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender. Join the community to connect, share and inspire: Twitter | Facebook | More Posts

  • martyn taylor

    Call me eccentric but….. my fave life song is by the dead kennedys… its “Nazi Punks f*** off”.
    I know its an obscene track and I don’t use obscenities in my daily life any more, but as an ex hardcore punk, this song is about making my own choices in life, and not being ruled by those who don’t walk the talk!

  • Keep a song in your heart. Too many people lose it somewhere.

  • Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing this Alex. 😉

    Stumbled.