Lift the lid


lift the lid

Lift the lid

Though you may suffer at present

And the shoes on your feet are all worn,

And the clothes that you wear hide your beauty

Never fear, give up hope, live to mourn.

For shoes do not make or inspire

And clothes do not help you belong,

And fear won’t make good that inside you

And hope does not mean you are wrong.


Though you may suffer at present

And the house it falls down round your ears,

And the furniture’s worn out so old

Never sulk, walk away, drown in tears.

For a house will not lift you, aspire

And a table, a chairs not so strong,

And a pillow is quickly deflated

And too soon full of dreams all gone wrong.


Though you may suffer at present

And the road seems to lead you astray,

And well-meaning causes disaster

Never swear, moralise, waste your pay.

For roads are a curious breed

And well-meaning, let us say no more,

And waiting for ships to come in

This is never the answer or cure.


Though you may suffer at present

Don’t let it affect your true worth,

Don’t let it con or deceive you

Don’t let it bind you to this earth.

For self-worth is the Lords intervention

It’s the key to unlock all of your dreams,

It’s the shield of love and protection

Against those who would tell lies and scheme.


So my friend if you suffer at present

Live in hope, close your eyes say a prayer,

Lift the lid off your own aspirations

And you’ll find suffering will end there.

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 5th February 1998 ©.

Taken from the book ‘Touch Somebody Love Somebody’ by Tracey Odessa Kane 1999 ©.

Touch Somebody Love Somebody is available to purchase as a paperback on Amazon.

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