The Secret

(A song)
I wish I knew, what do they mean
The years I’ve known, the days I’ve seen
The memories that linger in my dreams?
The sinking hope, the rising fear
Of something which I know draws near
Is my life as pointless as it seems?

I walk alone down on the beach
The present washes out of reach
I cannot tell the future from the past
Then from the place where sky meets sea
A breeze inspired to bring to me
A message that I understand at last

The rocks, the rain, the seed, the snow
The fox, the snail, the bee, the crow
The energy we draw down from the sun
The ebb and flow of time and tide
The will to live that swells inside
The secret is that everything is one
Yes, the secret is that everything is one

It can’t be true, how can it be
There’s really no such thing as me?
I see, I think, I feel, my blood is warm
But on a level deep and high
I don’t exist, I cannot die
My consciousness a process, not a form

The rocks, the rain, the seed, the snow
The fox, the snail, the bee, the crow
The energy we draw down from the sun
The ebb and flow of time and tide
The will to live that swells inside
The secret is that everything is one
Yes, the secret is that everything is one

And all the time I am this man
I’ll do my best, do what I can
An actor puts his heart into his role
We fight for strength and liberty
To be just what we’re meant to be
And offer up our courage to the whole

The rocks, the rain, the seed, the snow
The fox, the snail, the bee, the crow
The energy we draw down from the sun
The ebb and flow of time and tide
The will to live that swells inside
The secret is that everything is one
Yes, the secret is that everything is one

About Paul Cudenec 144 Articles
Paul Cudenec is the author of The Anarchist Revelation; Antibodies, Anarchangels & Other Essays; The Stifled Soul of Humankind; Forms of Freedom; The Fakir of Florence; Nature, Essence & Anarchy and The Green One. All of these have been published by Winter Oak Press - www.winteroak.org.uk. He is also a member of Shoal Collective, a cooperative of independent writers and researchers, writing for social justice and a world beyond capitalism. He has contributed to publications such as Red Pepper, Green Anarchist and The Morning Star. His work has been described as "mind-expanding and well-written" by Permaculture magazine.

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