Take and not break, this hand that I lend;
Great power and glory, thy honor defend.
A place of misfortune is under my feet;
My head held high, my image depletes.
Sinking below life’s glorious road;
One foot, then one foot, sinking below.
Give me the message, the tale of all tales;
Questions and actions, on taking one fails.
But even all evil can never be severed;
It’s in us and all, and when we endeavor.
Peace be be with your life, and all through the world;
That the light always shines, as brightly as all pearls.
Let all be so, as life travels by;
Take a deep breath, and watch the world cry.
Just for one moment, I see the world smile;
All of the pain, and all the denial.
The killing and war, and scars never heal;
Humans they offer, the children they steal.
So take this hand, as a friend, not a foe;
Down life’s great roadway, our journey shall go.
-Written by Drew Felton (4-25-2000)