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Smiling Alone
Rhyme and Reason
Asif Iftikhar

 

[Lord! Give me faith, which gives a man...]

 

     The strength to be weak -- [for thine sake]

                        to see himself

                             --  his weakness

            and to accept it -- in front of everyone

 

The strength to change, to move on -- against the tide -- all alone

The strength of demolish -- that which he had built

                                         in many long years

                                         with his own hands

                                         in great pain and with great love

 

And the strength to dream -- once again

The strength to build again

                   to demolish again

             and to dream -- yet again

 

The ambition to achieve -- nothing

The ambition to make the effort

And the heart to see that -- as achievement

 

They courage to lose, and to see that -- as triumph

The courage to bear -- persecution, banishment

And the power to take revenge -- by forgiving

                                                and loving

                                                and giving

 

The gift of giving -- himself

                              without letting anyone know

                              and of smiling -- alone

 

 

   
 
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