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STORIES

dedicated to my niece, Kaylee

 

There are so many stories
Wanting to be told
Every day the new ones
Join voices with the old


There are so many stories
Waiting to be heard
Some are expressed in actions
And others using words


Oh so so many stories
Wish to reach the light
Perhaps there are too many
If crowded they may fight


So let us hear these stories
Each and every one in turn
Listen to each other
With compassion and you’ll learn


So speak up, rise up, lift your voices to the sky…
There is so much love, to be shared by you and I*…
So speak up, rise up, lift your voices to the sky…
There is so much love to be shared by you and I…

 

How we all love the stories
That inspire us to grow
We may think we got it all but
There’s always more to know


Remember its about the message
Not always the messenger
Don’t get caught in the illusion
You’re just a passenger


Some stories are best left behind us
Some stories get in the way
If you fear they’ll return tomorrow
Then it means they’re here today


So clear up all your stories
It’s easy when you’re true
Say them from the heart proud
It feels so good to do

 

So speak up, rise up, lift your voices to the sky…
There is so much love to be shared by you and I…
So speak up, rise up, lift your voices to the sky…
There is so much love to be shared by you and I…

In the beginning or once upon a time
Written down in prose or rattled of in rhyme
Happy ever after, with a moral at the end
A bedtime story read by family or friend
Danced to a rhythm or sung out in a song
Simple, short, and witty or chapters really long
Painted with a rainbow or elegant in black
Once it gets going, there’s no turning back

 

Your stories offer insight
So choose them carefully
They’re who you are and once were
They’re who you’re yet to be


So share a possible future
Or a wisdom from the past
Speak it strong and clear now
For this moment will not last


For stories give us connection
And stories feed the mind
Stories are the greatest gold
That you will ever find


Your stories guide the way
When nothing’s what it seems
Your stories are the key - yes
To unlocking all your dreams


So speak up, rise up, lift your voices to the sky…
There is so much love to be shared by you and I…
So speak up, rise up, lift your spirits to the sky…
There is so much love to be shared by you….and…I!

 

by Jason Jenn
copyright 2007

 

(grammatical error in singing "you and I" intentional for the rhyme pattern)