THANK YOU ELTON
It’s a loud song, jivy, full of movement
Sung by a nattily dressed little gnome
With ridiculous glasses, and if he believes
Anything he sings, the heart of a lion.
I wish I had a nickel for all the times
I’ve been knocked down and left for dead
I’d be a rich man now-I AM a rich man,
Because I am still standing, no matter what
A million times, and yet like the song,
Like one of those inflatable punch-up dolls,
I will get up again. Resilience compels me,
The message still clear: I am still standing.
Though I get knocked down a million times
I’m still standing. My faith in the One who
Empowers me, enkindles in my soul a like faith.
I am still standing, and I will stand regardless
-April 25, 2011