Just as a Wave Is Lifted by the Shore

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Just as a wave is lifted by the shore,
Then breaks across the slowly rising sand,
So as I watch you weep my feelings pour
Across the wash of what I understand.
I wish I could just take you in my arms
And all your pain could melt into my chest,
And all the violence of passing storms
Could pass through me and finally come to rest.
No words can set things right or presence lend
A miracle to light your darkened way,
But there is solace in a loving friend
And comfort in what I don't have to say.
Whatever circumstance you cannot bear,
Just turn to me, and you will find me there.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Video Music: Concatenate. By Damiano Baldoni. Performed by Damiano Baldoni at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution license.



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