If dreams were thunder
     Lightning was desire
     This old house it would’ve burned down a long time ago 

     Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
     Make me a poster of an old rodeo
     Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
     To believe in this livin’
     Is just a hard way to go

     ~ Bonnie Raitt
     Excerpts from lyrics “Angel From Montgomery” (Song written by John Prine)

Some of the poetry that has moved me the most in my life has been in song lyrics. When the way it’s sung and the turn of phrase hits you just right, right in the center of your chest, you feel that connection. We are not alone. Our emotions of joy, heartache, aspiration, hope, and hopelessness are part of our birthright.

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