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First the growth, then the changes.
The priests have got it all so wrong
They tell you “Change your ways”
Then when you try, the inner wars
They seep into your days
They tell you, you must change your thoughts
But this, it can’t be done
You have no power to change your thoughts
If you look, you’ll see that thoughts just come.
Some people they have said to me
If you change then growth will come
They have got it back to front
The growth it must be done
And then the changes, they will come
All the grime be washed away
And all you really have to do
Is look at ‘you’ this be the way.
Many say that they have changed
But scratch the surface, then
You’ll find the same faults buried there
And they’ll come back again
The mind is stronger than your will
It buries things, that’s all
Just lose your faith, or all your truths
Then very soon again, you’ll fall
Yet if you look within, at ‘you’
You can believe, or not at all
But you will feel the growth come in
And this be wonderful
For then the beasts will fade away
Because you’ll know the truth
Just close your eyes, and look at you
That’s all, my friends, this be the proof.
Peter Duggan 22 December 2013@ 1230hrs