I'm No Better Than The Rest

I want to cry
I want to laugh
and I want to run
and I want to rest

I must confess
I'm no better than the rest
And I feel guilty
That I am so blessed

I've been to the bottom where there is no relief
I've been to the edge
  where the ending is the beginning of hope and belief
and I know that most are in disbelief

We will answer for the pain of others
Because we could've and did not
So that what could've did not
and yes, with shame we are to blame
You might tell me its not so
But who are you to judge and how do you know
How do I know
I know that if all things were right
All things would be equal
No one would be blessed
and none would be left

Roger Harkness


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