Signs of Hope-August 6, 2020

08.06.20 | by MaryPat Potts

    Behind the Clouds

    I have processed life since way back in junior high school by writing songs. It has helped me so much! During these times that continue to be strange and challenging on so many levels, I had a chance to go through the words to many of the songs I had written so long ago. For which many, I cannot even remember the melodies, and stumbled on some lyrics – now poems – that might serve to benefit others. So humbly, and with much joy, I am honored to share this melody-less song with you. May you find something within this ditty, with which you can resonate, and may it lift your spirit. And there just might be some hidden pearls of wisdom for how each one of us may be able to build one another up.

    When the clouds in the sky above,
    And the thoughts that you are thinking of
    Are as dark as those clouds you see,
    And those cloudy thoughts are much too heavy,
     
    A simple glance at you, from a friend may chance to
    Lighten the burden that you carry around.
    A friendly smile, or a concerned inquirer
    Could pull you from behind that frown.
     
    Don’t let the troubles of this world get you down.
    It’s not so hard to keep both feet on the ground.
    So put those troubles out of your head –
    Laugh a little bit and smile, instead.
     
    I know you can, if you really want to.
    I understand, ‘cuz I go through this, too.
     
    If your heart is like the clouds above,
    And the thoughts that you are thinking of
    Are the kind that make a soul confused,
    And cause a mind to ever pursue.
     
    Look for that glance that from a friend, that may chance to
    Lighten your heart, and brighten your day.
    Look for that friendly smile and that concerned inquirer
    And let your spirits soar and fly away.
     
    Don’t let the troubles of this world get you down.
    It’s not so hard to keep both feet on the ground.
    So put those troubled thoughts right out of your mind,
    So that a peace of heart you may find.
     
    So you must take some chances, for your life they will enhance as
    You take the bad things along with the good.
    Leave your soul free, and open to what you see.
    Change your feelings and be whatever you think you should be.

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