Sep 242013
 

 

images-26“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong. ”Lao Tzu

Paula here:

We need many rocks to wear away in this world:  homophobia, war, famine, disease, rape and violence.  Let our voices, petitions, marches, videos, movies, etc. be the water.!  Here is a powerful song that demonstrates that hard rocks can be worn away by strong and persistent water!  There’s hope in this song!

 

Here are the lyrics written by Meg Christian and Holly Near.

         THE ROCK WILL WEAR AWAY

 

          SIXTEEN YEAR OLD VIRGINUnknown-1

SPRING TIME TAKES HER TO THE PARK

WHERE THE MOON SHINES DOWN LIKE THE FUTURE

CALLING HER OUT OF THE DARK

 

BUT HER NIGHTMARE FINDS HER FREEDOM

AND LEAVES HER LYING, WOUNDED, WORN FROM INVASION

 

LIGHT AS A FEATHER FLOATING BY

LANDING THEN COVERED WITH SOOT

WAITING NOW WATCHING NOW FOR RAIN

TO WASH CLEAN HER PAIN

 

CAN WE BE LIKE DROPS OF WATER FALLING ON THE STONE

SPLASHING, BREAKING DISPERSING IN AIR

WEAKER THAN THE STONE BY FAR BUT BE AWARE

THAT AS TIME GOES BY THE ROCK WILL WEAR AWAY

AND THE WATER COMES AGAIN

 

    3O YEAR OLD MOTHERimages-27

AUTUMN FINDS HER PREGNANT ONCE MORE

AND THE LEAVES, LIKE GOLD AND COPPER

REMINDING HER THAT SHE IS POOR

AND HER CHILDREN OFTEN ARE HUNGRY

AND SHE HUNGERS TOO

FOR KNOWLEDGE, TIME AND CHOICES

 

CAN WE BE LIKE DROPS OF WATER FALLING ON THE STONE

SPLASHING, BREAKING DISPERSING IN AIR

WEAKER THAN THE STONE BY FAR BUT BE AWARE

THAT AS TIME GOES BY THE ROCK WILL WEAR AWAY

AND THE WATER COMES AGAIN

 

      80 YEAR OLD POETimages-29

WINTER KEEPS HER HOME AND ALONE

WHERE SHE FREEZES

AND DARKNESS KEEPS HER FROM WRITING HER FINAL WISDOM

BUT SHE LIGHTS HER LAST RED CANDLE AND AS IT IS MELTING

TILTING IT, WRITING NOW

 

CAN WE BE LIKE DROPS OF WATER FALLING ON THE STONE

SPLASHING, BREAKING DISPERSING IN AIR

WEAKER THAN THE STONE BY FAR BUT BE AWARE

THAT AS TIME GOES BY THE ROCK WILL WEAR AWAY

 

AND THE WATER COMES AGAIN…

 

Hope you enjoyed this blog.  paula.

Be the water for someone or something! 

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