Songs of the Mother

Songs of sadness, songs of woe.
Songs that bleed and songs that know.
Songs of life and songs of death
Songs that take away your breath.

Songs of silence and of fear
Songs that are deaf and songs that hear
songs of rage and songs of tears
songs of laughter and songs of spears

Songs of light and illumination
Songs of darkness and annihilation
Songs of healing and rehabilitation
Songs of chance and meditation.

Mother's song, what do you sing?
Songs in church when the church bells ring?
Songs in school of sound and letters.
Songs of iron and songs of fetters?

You and your mother and her mother too
Singing your songs that you sang in me too.
In your womb I feel great Light
I also sense your fight and flight.

Another voice I hear in womb 
my father's song and his mothers' too.
Clashing of symbols and crashing of waves
smashing of children alone in their caves.

Crimes and punishments prison songs are sung
The church bells are silent, and prayers go un-rung.
The monsters are creeping under the bed.
The smooth lies are telling, and the truth goes unsaid.

Shame and sin inhabit your song
you're convinced of your failures and your wrongs.
Guilt and shame passed on from generations
souls collide in temporal causation.

Redemption and salvation are without condition
There is no punishment or perdition.
You did nothing wrong, you are free
Look into your heart now and you can see.

I look into your heart and now I can see.
"I Can See Clearly Now"
(originally by Johnny Nash)
(from "Cool Runnings" soundtrack)

I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind

It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day

Oh, yes I can make it now the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for

It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day

Look all around, there's nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead, there's nothing but blue skies

I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for

It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day

Bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright)
Sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright)
Sunshiny day

Bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright) so bright (bright)
Sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright)
Sunshiny day 
I’m turning, turning, turning free.
I’m turning toward the truth that is me.
The clouds of illusion are fading away.
Now I can see the bright of day.

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