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Walk On!

 I tread to the top of the hill

But I found I had to walk still

I looked up and saw the mountains rise

Up above my head and into the blue skies

I told myself I had to climb further

A man gives up never, oh, no sir!

My walking stick I held in my hand

And on my two feet, began to stand

But what was this, my knees failed me!

Or was it my courage, which was empty!

No man, I will not fail, not yet!

The horizon of my dreams has not seen its sunset!

Walk on my friend, walk on, I heard

Whether you’re walking on petals or a sword

Defy, fight back, rise to the call

You have many miles to go before you fall

But hark, the wind, my friend, I said!

The snow under my feet has turned a bloody red

The more I walked, the more I bled

If I’d walked anymore, why, I’d be dead!

The wind, she whispered in my ear

Have courage, my friend, hear!

Face your fears, stand tall, learn to bear

Your crown of thorns; learn to hold it dear!

I took one last deep breath, and held my head up high

Stared into the eyes of death, then looked up at the sky

And began my climb up Mount Parnassus

We have to face the fears that haunt us

It is a daunting task; yet hope dwells,

Remember – God helps those who help themselves!


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