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My Friend--Myself--It's Me.
by Joyce L. Rapier

Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This is a song I penned for a dear friend.

                MY FRIEND--MYSELF--IT'S ME © 2004

 I felt the walls around me falling down like Jericho

 Even those beside me couldn't ease my troubled soul.

 Looking back I can see me trod, to please those in my life

 But now it's time to take a stand and make that wrong a right.


 I've worked so hard to find my way, not knowing where to look

 I've wandered down the lonely paths in search of worldly goods

 At eighteen, Lord, just a child, I felt so all alone

 Somewhere in, between and now, it's me that I forsook.


 Oh, this pain inside my soul, is slowly killing me

 Cause I forgot to put myself, on my own endangered list.

 It took so long to make them know, this heart inside my soul

 Was reaching out to make them say, “You’re worth eighteen carat gold.”


 Please help me, Lord, to find my way, give me strength to carry on

 I made a vow, a promise true , that I will follow you.

 The list I made is now complete, my name is shining bright

 It's at the top, I'm taking care of the one that I forgot.


 Now, I've put myself upon the list to prove my worth to me

 No more looking back to see the shadows dogging me.

 No more worries, no more tears, I know that I can be

 The greatest person in my life--my friend--myself--it's me

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Reviewed by jude forese 4/2/2004
we cannot love the world until we can love ourselves ...

well done!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/31/2004
Beautiful lyrics, Joyce! Very well done; enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

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