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This little Light of mine

Friends Meeting: the B sides

#13: a reassurance from May 2 2009

(caveat, I Am a teacher – volunteer)

 

this little Light of mine

i’m gonna let it shine,

this little Light of mine

i’m gonna let It shine,

this little Light of mine

i’m gonna Let it shine, Let it shine, Let It Shine!

 

don’t let teachers blow it out

i’m gonna Let it shine,

don’t let teachers blow it out

i’m gonna let It shine,

don’t let teachers blow it out

i’m gonna Let it shine, Let it shine, Let It Shine!

 

don’t let vice principals blow it out

i’m gonna let it shine,

don’t let administrators and school boards blow it out

i’m gonna let it shine,

don’t let curriculum adjustors, superintendents, or Rockefeller’s General Education Board – those guys were pure Hubris, my friends, pure Hubris - blow it out

i’m gonna Let it shine, Let it shine, Let It Shine!

               

don’t let human resource managers blow it out,

i’m gonna Let it shine,

don’t let corporate head-hunters and competition blow it out

i’m gonna let It shine,

don’t let bosses or the cult of scientific management blow it out

i’m gonna Let it shine, Let it shine, Let It Shine!

 

hide it under the chronic – no!

I’m gonna let it shine,

hide it under peer pressure and my own fears, doubts and insecurities – no!

i’m gonna let it shine,

hide it under feigned apathy as a cover to deny my own compromise and self-sabotaging of my dreams – not any more, please!

i’m gonna Let it shine, Let it shine, Let It Shine!

 

don’t let corporate sponsored media distract me from it,

i’m gonna Let it shine,

no more schadenfruede waiting for another celebrity train wreck

I now have a Life of my own,

don’t let Rupert Murdoch’s endless array of cnidocytes annoy me another second because the more I pay attention to banal evil the more it saps my strength

i’m gonna Let it shine, Let it shine, Let It Shine!

 

don’t let preachers blow it out

i’m gonna let It shine,

don’t let the emperor’s church distract me from the inner church,

meister eckhardt and teresa of avila faced inquisition dignity intact– they let It Shine,

don’t forget that listening to other seekers share from their hearts about their higher power reveals more about mine than I could beg for 

i’m gonna Let it shine, Let it shine, Let It Shine!

 

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