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We face battles each day
We learn from them and grow
The lessons are always there
They are there for one to show
We learn and build character
Use them as a guide to get better
We enhance our vision
In order to get brighter
Life knocks me down, I get back up
Nothing keeps me down, not forever
The storm gets worse, I rise up
I can bear some bad weather

Flying on the wings of hope
I'll soar above my fears
The sun shining on clouds below
I'll wipe away my tears

Life gets hard, I get harder
It's tough, but it's all I've got
I'll stick it through, pushing farther
Living every day for me and my lot

Flying on the wings of hope
I'll look to the rising sun
Ignore my doubts and woes
Learning to have some fun

Some days it's hard to get up
On my mistakes I sometimes dwell
But my heart won't let me give up
I know all will be well

Flying on the wings of hope
Rising above the pain
There's no time to mope
I've got to enjoy the rain

Flying on the wings of hope
Remembering the people who care
For them, for me, I'll learn to cope
And always stay in the air

Flying on the wings of hope
Birds make a joyful noise
Every day their cheerful chirp
Serenades the slumbering world
This morning I joined my brother bluebird
and sister cardinal in joyful carol
What a sweet racket we made
I think we woke up the Divine Mother
Her surreal blue eyes fluttered open
Smiling buoyantly
She blew us a golden kiss
I garland your heart my Swami
with fresh plucked blossoms
garnered from the fields of my soul
a daffodil smile tickling my face
Like teenagers without a care in the world
We stroll along the edge of forever
Thick clouds of sweet incense
rise from brass temple bowls
the tiles are cool under my bare feet
rubies fall from the sky, pink rays
across Your altar
O Hari
the moments are drenched in Your
there is no space between us now
Your breath has married mine
Choose your words wisely
Let those words encourage
Be uplifting and inspiring
As one crosses the bridge
Let those words teach them
Help to build and motivate
Give the youth wisdom and knowledge
In order for them to elevate
With such alacrity
Eager to get the job done
Willing and able to learn
Always on the run
Forging ahead in the distance
Taking things one day at a time
Managing the time wisely
In order to keep things in line
Always have faith
With an upbeat attitude
Think positive thoughts
And show your gratitude
Brighten your world
Be your own source of sunshine
Rise up through the air
Remember to be gentle and kind
When you're yourself, that's the best
You don't have to be like the rest
To yourself, be true
And be you, be you

Being different is fine
So do it all the time
It shouldn't make you blue
Just be you, be you

Sometimes others don't understand
This wasn't what they had planned
But they can't decide for you
So be you, be you

Who you are is your choice
Speak with your own voice
You're important too
So be you, be you

Don't be afraid
To lead your own parade
Make it how ever you want to
So long as it's you, it's you

Everyone has their own part to play
Everyone has something important to say
Don't forget that you do too
And always be you, be you
There may be times that may seem cloudy
But, you have to keep pace
One just can not give up hope
And if you do, you would sadly fall out of place
Have the strength and courage
To push yourself even harder
The battle will test you intensely
Let it make you wiser and sharper
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