When I Haven't the Strength to Sing

January 2, 2012
When they give me their nightmares
I sing about my dreams

When they burn me
I sing about the ocean

When they push me to the ground
I sing about the sky
And the soft clouds that float by

When they throw me in the dark and shut the door
I sing about the fireflies

I sing about love
And they tell me I have no love
They lock it up in a cage
And mock me with the key

When they stare at me with disapproving scowls
I sing about smiles

When they scream at me
I sing about laughter

When they pin their guilt on me
I tell myself I’m innocent
When they leave me in the rain
I dance in it

And when I haven’t the strength to sing,
I find that’s the perfect time to.

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