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"Shine In This Moment"   

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During a human-potential class many years ago, I was whining about how my (now former) wife didn't understand me, wasn't treating me right, etc. Fellow participants called me on my crap and challenged me to write about how I really felt. This song was the result, a birthday present to her, delivered over breakfast to an audience of one.

CD image: 'Ten Left' by The RooTsters"Shine In This Moment"
Copyright © 1994 Stanislove
(Published 2007 as part of "Ten Left" by The RooTsters; Suwimbo Music #535-06)

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Of all the ways I learned to hurt you one stands out above the rest:
The way I hammered to improve you even while you did your best.
And even when you met my expectations I only shrugged and said, "OK."
I wouldn't blame you for resenting me; how could a lasting love ever grow this way?
 
When we were gathered up in each other's arms as naked as our day of birth,
I looked down on you and imagined someone else, never realizing what our love was worth.
And when we did not touch for many days, I wondered: should I stay or go?
All my disappointments crowding in on me - I never thought of simply letting you flow.
 
How can I shine in this moment?
How can I testify my love?
How will it feel at the end of our days
When nothing else matters but how we have loved?
 
Of all the ways I learned to love you one stands out above the rest:
The way you handle being up against a wall; the way you always do your best.
Oh my love, I'm never going to leave you - you are all the women I desire.
All these many years of Worry, Love, and War - Love is winning now and will forevermore.
 
How can I shine in this moment?
How can I testify my love?
How will it feel at the end of our days
When nothing else matters but how we have loved?

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