One Day

Moon behind treeThere are times when one’s bereavement, believed to have healed, becomes reawakened. It could be from a familiar word or gesture, the reemergence of someone from one’s past, or some kind of exposure that feels impossible to contain. As with many journeys, grief spirals back and forth. It takes us to the precipice of life – infusing it with perspective – and then drops us into the mendacity of social convention, the desire for forgetting, and the hope for hope.

For all who struggle with grief, here is a song my friends sing. Written and sung by Matisyahu, it’s a blessing with wide meaning, an anthem for peace, and yearning for peace in our personal lives when people’s hostilities towards us may be turned into invited play. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl9voSKJmEU

One Day

Sometimes I lay under the moon
and thank God I’m breathing
Then I pray
don’t take me soon
‘cause I am here for a reason

Sometimes in my tears I drown
but I never let it get me down
so when negativity surrounds
I know some day it’ll all turn around
because

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
for the people to say
that we don’t wanna fight no more
they’ll be no more wars
and our children will play
One day [x6]

It’s not about
win or lose
we all lose
when they feed on the
souls of the innocent
blood drenched pavement
keep on moving though the
waters stay raging

In this maze you can lose
your way (your way)
it might drive you crazy but
don’t let it faze you no way (no way)

Sometimes in my tears I drown
but I never let it get me down
so when negativity surrounds
I know some day it’ll all turn around
because

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
for the people to say
that we don’t wanna fight no more
they’ll be no more wars
and our children will play
One day [x6]

One day this all will change
treat people the same
stop with the violence
down with the hate

One day we’ll all be free
and proud to be
under the same sun
singing songs of freedom like
One day [x4]

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
for the people to say
that we don’t wanna fight no more
they’ll be no more wars
and our children will play

One day [x6]

image: Untitled by Grafik Mekanik

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