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Posts tagged ‘honesty’

Tell Me Your Story

What is in your heart?
I cannot know,
Except through long years,
And even then, my picture is incomplete.

What can we know of others?
Only by what they say and do,
But mostly by what they do.

How can I know you?
Will I ask you many questions?
Will you lie or tell the truth?

How can I live with you,
Unless we are both honest,
Although honesty can hurt.

How can I love you
Unless I know you?

How can I know you
Unless you share your heart?

How can I love you? —
Tell me your story —
That may be the start.

Life Goes On

Life goes on, life goes on
Even when you thought it gone,
Even when you tried so hard
To shut it out and want it done.

It has a way of oozing out,
To make you cry,
To make you shout —
Life goes on.

I wonder if I really tried
To fully live and not to hide —
I wonder if I laughed and cried,
Would life go on?

If people knew my inner thoughts,
Would life go on?
If sometimes I would just express
Some tenderness,
Would it embarrass?

If honestly I said my piece,
And calmly thoughts I did release
With love, respect,
But would it still
Cause some regrets?

Does anybody want the truth?
Or would they rather have deceit?
Would they want to sugar coat
And keep our friendship on remote?

And even I
Might tell a lie
When fear is crouching
At my door.

But while there’s life there’s hope;
It’s not a joke.



Mind in a muddle
Heart in a struggle
Sometimes it hurts
Just to be alive

Then I feel Your grace
You take me to a different place
You lift my soul beyond itself
You say, “Let’s begin again”

I may be at fault
Not always intended
I fall and I stumble
And Your hand is extended

In You I’m made perfect
In You I’m made strong
You handle my mess
With Your tenderness

With You I will make it
Don’t have to fake it
Don’t have to hide
The feelings inside

So melt me and mold me
Break me and hold me
With You I will make it
I don’t have to fake it

— February 2012

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