Hallelujah

We come into this world, in spurts of agony and fits of tears
Our eyes open to light, and we are awake
We are conceived in passionate love, in moments of weakness
In subtle hints of vulnerability and grasping hands
We are aware of what is always occurring with new eyes
Our bones receive energy through the nurture of those around us
Growth becomes the only way to survive,
as our brains pick up on what is right and wrong
Morals are shaped as we see them,
knowledge booms through the observation of nature
We come to know how to think, and what to make of things
We come to know great loss and abandon,
to live through infinite laughter and wide smiles
Our hands feel the skin of someone we admire,
our hearts begin to race when we fear darkness.
Fingers trace photos of years we don’t remember,
looking at those who have been a part of us.
For better or for worse, we share secrets with the ones we trust
acknowledge a faith that is far bigger than ourselves.
We try to know the greatness within our hearts, and running through our bodies
Even if it was invalidated by unkind words,
or degraded by our own self-esteem.
We come into this world, and all too soon it is taken from us.
Sometimes it is the thoughts you couldn’t put into words,
or the words that you couldn’t find the time for.
For others it is the instant that we wish we could have changed,
or the strength that we wish we could have given.
So unknowing and hopeful, we wake up in this world.
Then how conflicted and fearful we go out.
One thing stays the same,
even after years of unlearning our initial purity.
We come into this world, and then as we leave it,
Our eyes open to light, and we are awake.

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