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James Songbook - 1. The Riddle of Me

The Riddle of Me

 

I’m not weak because I’m gentle,

I’m in a tempest but I’m not tossed,

I’m not quiet because I’m shy,

I’m not a loser because I lost.

 

Things aren’t what they seem with me,

I just want to love and be free

I am the enigma that you see

Bound by chains you can not see

Bearing scars that will not heal

Wondering what it is I feel

Wondering what it is that’s real


 

I’m not lost because I wander,

I’m not found because I’m home.

I’m not sad because I frown,

I’m not happy when I’m a clown.

 

 

Things aren’t what they seem with me,

I just want to live and be free

I am the enigma you see

Bound by chains you can not see

Bearing scars that will not heal

Wondering what it is I feel

Wondering what it is that’s real


 

I’m by myself but I’m not alone,

I’m alive but cold as stone,

I’m broken but not shattered,

Lost the only thing that mattered.


 

Things aren’t what they seem with me,

I just want to love and be free

I am the enigma you see

Bound by chains you can not see

Bearing scars that will not heal

Wondering what it is I feel

Wondering what it is that’s real


 

I’m alive but haven’t lived

I’ve lost so much but I want to give

The memory of your face

Is my only saving grace

I will be with you again

Where there is no fear

And no shadows fall.

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Note: While authors are asked to place warnings on their stories for some moderated content, everyone has different thresholds, and it is your responsibility as a reader to avoid stories or stop reading if something bothers you. 
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This is beautiful. I think it captures the complexity of what it means to be a person and dispels the judgments that often come attached to the labels of "quietness" or "gentleness" very well.

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