Fate

I was thinking about the lyrics to this old song today. Almost 22 years later, they still convey my feelings about the world.

Fate

written by Shannon Noel (that would be me!), c 1998 Tiger Moon Publishing

I could close my eyes to the world outside

And believe that all is well

I could be like you, do what you do

Pretend the angel never fell.

I could smile and say “everything’s okay”

And not hear the silent screams

And believe that God will save them all

That evil’s just a dream

But I can’t take another day of false sincerity

And I won’t let my life depend on serendipity

So won’t you take my hand

Hold tight and we’ll make it to land

God helps those who help themselves

Our fate is in our own hands

So I won’t sit by while babies cry

For a safe and happy place

I can’t ignore it anymore

When virtue falls from grace

And I can’t take another day of false sincerity

And I won’t let my life depend on serendipity

So you won’t you take my hand

Hold tight and we’ll make it to land

God helps those who help themselves

Our fate is in our own hands

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