BEYOND MYSELF

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Had I not been drawn from the darkest pit
I should have never known light,
Had l never been gifted gossamer wings
I should never taken flight.

Had l never heard the sound of birds
I should never have learned to sing,
Had never heard a laughing child
I should never know the joy t’would bring.

Had l never known the feeble hand,
Succumb to graceful age,
I should not have known the parting tears,
At this life’s final stage.

Had I never looked beyond myself
To see the work of God’s own hands,
I would not have known his tenderness,
That broke my prison bands.

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