John (bippus1) wrote in radical_love,
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Dar and Inner Strength

I post a lot of stuff on my personal journal that I don't want to double-post here. However, this is another wonderful song that fills me up and reminds me that uncertainty is an okay way to go, and there is still value in every one of us. I especially like the last verse. "You'd wish for them a humble friend." Friends go so far to making us feel whole, because I think possibly the most important feeling to every human being is to feel accepted and valued -- to feel loved. That may be our greatest source of strength.



Mercy of the Fallen
Dar Williams

Oh my fair North Star, I have held to you dearly, I had asked you to steer me,
Till one cloud-scattered night, I got lost and in my travels I met Leo the lion,
Met a king and met a giant, with their errant light,

There's the wind and the rain, and the mercy of the fallen,
Who say they have no claim to know what's right.
There's the weak and the strong and the beds that have no answer,
And that's where I may rest my head tonight.

I saw all the bright people, in imposing flocks they landed, and they got what they demanded,
And they scratched at the ground. Then they flew, and the field grew as sweetly for the flightless,
Who had longing yet despite this, they could hear every sound.

There's the wind and the rain, and the mercy of the fallen,
Who say they have no claim to know what's right.


If your sister or your brother were stumbling on their last mile, in a self-inflicted exile,
You'd wish for them a humble friend. And I hope someday that the best of Falstaff's planners
Give me seven half-built manors, where half-dreams may dream without end.

There's the wind and the rain, and the mercy of the fallen,
Who say they have no claim to know what's right.
There's the weak and the strong and the many stars that guide us,
We have some of them inside us.
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