#bridges

51 YEARS AND STILL HOPING

We were filled with hope for peace and love in the 60’s

but how quickly that hope would decline

as our dreams and wishes turned to ashes by the end of 1969.

 

But 51 years ago today our crumbling faith would be rewarded

for that was the day Bridge Over Trouble Water by Simon and Garfunkel was recorded.

 

Reminding us when we are weary…when we’re feeling small

how building a bridge is so much better…than putting up a wall.

 

America has navigated troubled waters as 244 years have elapsed

but many of the bridges that were built have long ago collapsed.

 

We can’t ignore the hate in this country that rains so freely from above

But we can begin to fight that hate by building our bridges out of love.

 

So I will lay me down over these troubled waters 

with the hope that peace and love I find

when you lay yourself down and your bridge connects with mine.

 

I leave you now with the lyrics of their song in the hope that we might find

a way to build a bridges out of peace and love…

A way to ease our mind.

 

 

 

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Song by Simon & Garfunkel

 

When you're weary, feeling small

When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all, all

I'm on your side, oh, when times get rough

And friends just can't be found

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will lay me down

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will lay me down

When you're down and out

When you're on the street

When evening falls so hard

I will comfort you

I'll take your part, oh, when darkness comes

And pain is all around

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will lay me down

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will lay me down

Sail on silver girl

Sail on by

Your time has come to shine

All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine

Oh, if you need a friend

I'm sailing right behind

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will ease your mind

Like a bridge over troubled water

I will ease your mind

 

 

 

 

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