Rest down your head before you say goodbye. And let it rain, let it for tonight. But tomorrow if your eyes get tired, stop them not, let them cry and let them fall, until I die.
Hold my hand tight before you sail far. And in this warmth, if heart melts. Let it not drain into my skin, let it not sink. Let not leave all the misery that you show, take note, my love, to the road that you go.
Ground on my steps before you go miles. And in this pain of separation, if I burn. May you find your shadow when you stand my light, May you find success along the way, And may you bloom wherever you stay.
THE ACCIDENTAL WARRIOR by Carolyn Glackin The accidental warrior Did not intend to fight She rose up in the darkness And blossomed in the light She stood against all evil That tried to thwart her son She defended all her people Until the deed was done The accidental warrior Did not believe in war She'd always been a pacifist Until she could take no more For now 'twas time for justice A time to overcome Many came and gave their all All came and at least gave some For she was well surrounded She did not stand alone Together they were one With them she shared the throne And there in God's good glory Within the light of grace They sent all evil packing And put it in its place The time for war was over The group had overcome And peace had been restored As viewed within her son Many celebrations Were seen throughout the land And the accidental warrior Was reminded that prayer was grand For the victors used not carnage They fought not with might or pain 'Twas through the word of God Which never goes in vain Prayer was said around her It lifted up her son Thus by the grace of God This unjust war was won She bowed her head in silence And gave great thanks for all Through the joining of hearts and minds She'd watched great evils fall This lesson thus stayed with her Until the end of days And forever she was grateful For all who'd paved the way They'd paved a path to peace There 'neath the shining sun And risen up as victors God's glory on every one In her heart, a prayer of thanks In her soul, a hymn of praise Thus in humbled gratitude She lived out all her days And grateful though she was From now 'til her final day She never could fully express The thanks she hoped to convey Still, she didn't worry For the people somehow knew As they sensed her appreciation Which day by day just grew United by trial and turmoil Conjoined through soulful prayer The heart and souls of a warrior These mighty people did share From now until forever Let this wondrous tale be told When united through God's mercy Miracles can unfold. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 11/30/2019.
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