I was singed from the fire to the point of burning
couldn't escape from the heat 'til I reached my time of learning
that the way to stay safe was just to back away
now here at a distance is where I must stay
and while the others dance around the flames I'll watch from here
where the pain they choose to suffer will just slowly disappear
back into the burning fire they feed with their anger, and their suffering and greed
and I must stand apart and heal
where peace and joy are mine and I can feel
a simple moment full of grace
that no ones words or deeds need take it's place.
I danced around the fire until I learned
for me it was no longer time to burn.