Nomad

Heard this song for the first time this evening. Its beautiful haunting melody and sparse words speak to those times in our lives when we struggle and are sad,  or when our heart feels raw.  Often when that happens we contract and turn away, to protect ourselves. It is at times like that that we need  friends who will not hide their face, to ground us and help us feel that we have a place.

The other day I looked
At myself in the mirror
Do not hide your face
Do not hide your face
From me when I feel sad

On the day when I call you
Answer me, please answer me
And turn your shy ear towards me

No cows and no grass to graze on
Makes me feel I’m a nomad
I’m lost and silent in the wilderness
Like an owl among the ruins

My wings lined with ashes
alone on the roof
I feel I’m a nomad

I feel I’m a nomad
I feel I’m a nomad

My days go up in smoke
My bones are aching
My days go up in smoke
My heart is breaking

Geoffrey Oryema Nomad

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