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It's Not Just What You're Born With

It's Not Just What You're Born With
(Si Kahn)

     It's not just what you're born with,
     It's what you choose to bear
     It's not how large your share is,
     but how much you can share
     Oh it's not the fights you dream of
     But those you really fought
     It's not just what your given
     But what you do with what you've got

   You must know someone like him,
   He was tall and strong and lean, body like a greyhound,
   Mind so sharp and keen
   But his heart just like a laurel, grew twisted on itself,
   'til almost everything he did brought pain to someone else.

   For what's the use of two strong legs, if you only run away
   What good is the finest voice, If you've nothing good to say,
   What good are strength and muscles, if you only push and shove
   What's the use of two good ears, if you can't hear those you love.

   Between those who use their neighbors, and those who use a cane,
   Those in constant power and those in constant pain,
   Between those who run to evil and those who cannot run,
   Tell me, which ones are the cripples,
   And which ones touch the sun?

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