What I keep telling myself

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

No matter how many times I get told ‘no’
I just keep telling myself
that it does not matter.

I know what it takes to make the system function, fluid, successful,

and flexible, and that is what counts in life.

Even if I believe that G_d is not listening,
or is letting me find myself,
or ‘you wanted Free Will so now deal with it,’
or if He/She/It thinks of me as only
a clump of quirky molecules in Four Dimensional Space.

No matter the being,
no matter the concept,
no matter the purpose of purpose!

I know what it takes.
It takes me.

So, I remind myself each and every day:
‘It takes me to make it work. This is the essence of winning.”

I have something to contribute, and I must do so today.

It takes me to make it work.
This is the essence of winning.

 “Winning”    

written by Russell Glyn Ballard

One day I was on the ground
When I needed a hand
Then it couldn’t be found
I was so far down that I couldn’t get up
You know and one day I was one of life’s losers

Even my friends were my accusers
In my head I lost before I begun

I had a dream but it turned to dust
And what I thought was love
That must have been lust
I was living in style
When the walls fell in
And when I played my hand
I looked like a joker

Turn around
Fate must have woke her
‘Cause Lady Luck, she was waiting outside the door

I’m winning
I’m winning
I’m winning
I’m winning
I’m winning
And I don’t intend on losing again

Too bad it belonged to me
It was the wrong time and not meant to be
It took a long time and I’m new born now
I can see the day that I bleed for
If it’s agreed that there’s a need
To play the game
and to win again

I’m winning
I’m winning
I’m winning
I’m winning
I’m winning
And I don’t intend on losing again

I had a dream but it turned to dust
And what I thought was love
That must have been lust
I was living in style
When the walls fell in
And when I played my hand
I looked like a joker

Turn around
Fate must have woke her
‘Cause Lady Luck, she was waiting outside the door

I’m winning
I’m winning
I’m winning
I’m winning
I’m winning
And I don’t intend on losing again

Hear the Santana version here
PEACE

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