Just like a picture with a broken frame
Alone and helpless
Like you've lost your fight
But you'll be alright, you'll be alright
'Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of
You might bend, till you break
Cause it's all you can take
On your knees you look up
Decide you've had enough
You get mad you get strong
Wipe your hands shake it off
Then you stand, then you stand...
The heart is stronger than you think
Like it could go through anything
And even when you think it can’t
It finds a way to still push on though
Sometimes you want to run away
Ain't got the patience for the pain
And if you don't believe it look into your heart
The beat goes on
I'm telling you, things get better, through whatever
If you fall, dust it off, don't let up
Don’t you know you can go be your own miracle
You need to know!
If the mind keeps thinking you’ve had enough
But the heart keeps telling you don't give up
[Sheryl & Beyonce:]
Who are we to be questioning, wondering what is what?
Don't give up, through it all, just stand up...
The third song I'll share is this one by Rodney Atkins. The pertinent lyrics show up right about the one minute mark.
These songs go out, in general, to anyone who is going through tough times. Narrow the target a little bit more, and they are for breast cancer survivors who might not need an awareness month as much as they need a pep talk to stay strong. The center of the target? These songs are for you, Sylvia!
Irene has a very special Poetry Friday Roundup at Live Your Poem this week -- this week was the book birthday of her new book, DON'T FEED THE BOY, and she invited the Progressive Poem Poets to help her write a zoo-themed group poem. Don't miss that, or all of the rest of the offerings this week. (I finally have a calm weekend and am looking forward to reading around the roundup again!)