Graceful

By: Bouas / Cleves

(Some wise words from my grandmother.)


I went one day for a walk out in the street,
The first person I met there had no feet.
"Well hey brother, what happened to you
To make you look the way you do?"
"Well, I was one of the people in the war.
The ones you forget once the war's been fought.
But I didn't have much luck, as you can see,
And as I sat here I found my peace."

The next day I went to a shopping mall,
Saw a woman just as she had a fall.
When I stopped to pick her up I could see,
She was blind, as blind could be.
With every word she said, she smiled.
We stood around and talked and laughed for a while.
She told me all about her family
And I could see that she was happy.

So, when you're feeling down, take a look around.
When you're feeling hurt, you just think of her.

I got a phone call just the other week,
From a friend with whom I had to speak.
He told me that he had the HIV,
A big black cloud descended over me.
Within just few more months it seemed,
This man that had had such energy,
Wouldn't be taken to the hospital,
He wanted to die graceful.
Gracefully he died, so gracefully.

So, when you're feeling down take a look around.
When you're feeling hurt, you just think of her.
And when the night is long, you can sing this song.

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