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Only One

One of my favorite singer songwriters is John Flynn; whose music reaches children of all ages.  As I was listening to his CD entitled Dragon, this particular piece jumped out at me.  It reminds me that each of us has both the ability AND responsibility to do all that we can to reach out to others. Lest you ever wonder if you make a difference….

 

Only One                             

 

One night I had the strangest dream …
a young man came to me
and asked what I had done that day 
to end the misery
I asked What difference does it make? 
What good could I have done?
There are too many people … He said 
No, there’s only oneOne hungry child  
- the one you did not feed
One lonely soul 
- the one you did not need
One dying heart 
- the heart that did not bleed
For all the things the day has left undone
You can change the world with only oneNow lately I’d begun to fear 
the turning of the earth
With every lap 
around the solar system since my birth
I’d see my chances to change my life 
go from slim to none
How many days are left? I asked
He said You need just oneOne single day 
-lived with all your heart
One single step 
-is enough to start
Wonderful things
-stuff that’s off the chart
happen on the journey once begun
You can change your world with only oneHe said Though they mesmerize you 
like a gold watch on a chain
you’re more than the boundaries you embrace
Reason, thin as angel’s skin, 
will fly to some high shelf when
light that searches through the 
endless darkness finds itself…One hungry child 
won’t be denied bread
One lonely soul 
won’t be neglected… One by 
one dying hearts 
will heal when they’ve bled
for all the things that they had left undone
You can change the world with only one

© 2003 Flying Stone Music

www.johnflynn.net



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