Fire and water

The waters parted for you.

Split in two

Right down the path home, and you came back.

Came right.

Came around to who was waiting.

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I waited.

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The fire to burn you,

Never touched.

Never singed.

And you walked right through the flame

To me.

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I gave the world -

All its cares and wares.

I gave it all to gather you up from the corners.

You came, you keep coming,

And it's worth it.

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Doubt and fear crouch

On stealthy haunches along the way,

And they say it's in vain -

The way you strain,

The way you pull against the grain and the warp of this life, this death.

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But you do.

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And I wait but also,

I am with you. I am for youI am in you.

And together in one yoke,

Together in one soul,

We pull a lighter load.

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