song 24

a.
She was
A friend, mentor
Opinionated debater
Confidante, gentle leader
Powerful competitor
Cool Christian and a wonderful daughter

World peace is too local a goal
Peace is so much larger than that
The best engine ever made
Eventually everything rhymes

b.
Unafraid to tell you exactly the truth
She could Ester and she could Ruth
In motion, transcontinental mentality link
Intern with Rolls-Royce, North America Inc.

Studying the free throw
Round kitchen table
Apple tree. Agapé. Chantilly
The strength, the knotting, the fragrance:
“Happy”

c.
The same charm of power that conducts joy
Is good for outrage against selfishness and cruelty to the weak
She could silent and she could speak –
Her happiness worked all the way around

There is no I in team but I am here to take you there
Victory is not what you get it’s what you share
Loop de loop, the alley-oop it’s a full-court game

Si je vous ai écrit une lettre d’amour-tu écrire de nouveau?
J’aime ton sourire, je ne veux pas te voir pleurer

d.
Could bear the heavy and the light
The charge of the real and matching delight
Could keep safe what should not be said and she could reveal
A love of drive and a mission to heal
Dynamic and pacific
The grand scale and specific
Life in surge, first year breaking
To pledge to, turn to, this feeling is a feeling in a feeling –

Strong to the basket, knows the floor
The world is too local; there is always more
Choice: Rolls Royce
Circle, honor, society
However humble, what’s rightly done, is noble
The universal standard of luxury

e.
A love of rate and strength
Night is old school vinyl
This mourning is complete
But it isn’t final
Punctuation jump shot; withstand nations
Gear spirit with mine, with action

The constitution of sharing
The effective use of an ending
A win is a beginning

Agapé engine – finest motor made

f.
Pray as if it were all up to God and
Work as if it was ever all up to you
Diligent. Push, stride, knock, beat
The book of beginnings: start now

She was a mentor, friend, opinionated debater
Confidante, leader, power’s competitor
Cool Christian, a wonderful daughter
Circle, sphere, community
International, she wanted to be
A force in bringing people together

Punctuation jump shot
Life exclaimed

g.
First year athlete forward leaning life in surge
Plugged into power, of many worlds
Trusted, gentle, learning teacher

The brotherhood of sisterhood, the family, succinct.
Kind.
Eager application of the mind.
Wonder, awe, a shape without size, a word that can’t be read but only born: a daughter.
It takes strength to bend the will of the world to circle.

h.
Life of the mind, the inner wheel
A love of drive and a mission to heal
Unafraid to tell you exactly the truth
She could Ester and she could Ruth

In motion, transcontinental mentality.
Apple tree. Agapé. Chantilly
To study is to keep rhythm
To stay is to stay in rhythm

A heart made of fire engines
A hand to the world
A love of rate and strength
She was first a great granddaughter

prime
A friend, mentor
Opinionated debater
Confidante, gentle leader
Powerful competitor

Life of the mind, the inner wheel
A love of drive and a mission to heal
Unafraid to tell you exactly the truth
She could Ester and she could Ruth

Studying the free throw
Round kitchen table
Apple tree. Agapé. Chantilly
The strength, the knotting, the fragrance:
“Happy”
To study is to keep rhythm
To stay is to stay in rhythm

A heart made of fire engines
A hand to the world
A love of rate and strength
She was first a great granddaughter

World peace is too local a goal
Peace is so much larger than that
Punctuation jump shot
Life exclaimed

It takes strength
To bend
The will of the world
To circle

Pray as if it were all up to God and
Work as if it was ever all up to you
Diligent. Push, stride, knock, beat
Be with me
The book of beginnings: start now

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