A Song for all Indian Residential School Survivors
June 2, 2015 § Leave a comment
I’ve been burning and yearning
for all of these years
I’ve been falling through darkness and
choking back tears
I’ve been wondering if I was to make it,
if I would survive.
I’ve been stumbling though blunders
and hating myself
I’ve been blaming the others and everyone else
I’ve been raging for reasons
that I do not care to confide.
I did not see the gifts that were given to me
Oh I took my position so seriously
And the hate that I pushed you away
with left me alone.
How I nurtured my feelings of separateness
How I cursed blameless people in my wilderness
I was lost in the darkness
and now it’s my time to confide
That I, yes I am the light.
To the four-legged creatures around us on earth
To the birds and the fishes: to the dirt
To the air that I breathe
and the colour blue of the sky.
Can you fathom the wonders
surrounding us now?
There are so many questions
and answers abound.
Aren’t you glad that you’re with us today, that
For you and I are the light
For I, yes I am the light.
From the CD “Things Get Better”